Discussing recent fiction & nonfiction

Newcomers are always welcome!

We meet in person the first Tuesday of each month.

Our December selection is "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farell

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. 

Registration is required. Attendance is limited to 15 people.

For our current policies on masking please see our Library Operations Update.

For more information, please call Vicky McCaffrey at 703-228-0332.

Date:
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Campbell Room
Library:
Shirlington Library
Audience:
Events for Adults 18+ Only Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Young Professionals (Lit Up)
Categories:
Book Club
Calendar:
Arlington Public Library

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