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Books & Bagels January: Hamnet

Sunday, January 22, 2023

5:30 PM



Join us on Zoom for a stimulating discussion of this historical novel! Link sent via email. To join Books & Bagels, email Barbara Poehls at

This month's read is HAMNET, by Maggie O’Farrell

In 1580s England, during the Black Plague, a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman.

The young Latin tutor? A fictionalized Shakespeare. The title? The name of Shakespeare’s beloved son, who died at the age of 11, and whose name inspired that of one of his father’s most celebrated plays. “a luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of grief and loss, and a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.”

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