Books on Tap: "Hamnet"
Join us for a cocktail and book discussion
Newcomers are always welcome!
We meet in person on the third Monday of each month except on those Mondays that we are closed because of a holiday, in which case we meet on the fourth Monday of the month.
Our April selection is"Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell
We are reading:
- Jan. 23: "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood
- Feb. 27: "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness
- Mar. 20: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki
- Apr. 17: "Hamnet" by Maggie O'Farrell
Registration is required. Attendance is limited to 15 people.
We will be meeting at Samuel Beckett's Irish Pub, 2800 South Randolph Street, Arlington VA 22206
For more information, please call 703-228-0332.
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.