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Newcomers are always welcome! This bookclub meets in person on the third Wednesday of each month. Due to the holiday closure in honor of Juneteenth, the book club will meet on Thursday, June 20

This month's book selection: "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell

 

Registration Required.  

For more information, please call 703-228-5710.

 

Date:
Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
Drew Room
Library:
Columbia Pike Library
Audience:
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library
Registrations open at 6:30pm Thursday, May 23, 2024

About the Book:

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 taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists. --from Amazon.

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