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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

February 9, 6:30pm-8pm, Virtual Event

Join other readers in this monthly book discussion on Zoom. Contact: Barbara Shatara at bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov for Zoom meeting info and how to obtain the book.

About This Month's Book:

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.

 

Date: 
February 9, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Masks are recommended in library and required in youth area, regardless of vaccination status.