Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

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

Join other readers in this monthly book discussion on Zoom. This month's discussion is facilitated by Peter Burns.

Contact: Barbara Shatara at 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.


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

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.