Perspectives Book Group - Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague

Presenter: Carrie Brown

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.

In Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague, by Maggie O'Farrell, 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. 

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Event Details


Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:00pm


422 Main Street
Farmington NH 03835

Hosted By:

Goodwin Library - Farmington

Contact Info:

Goodwin Library, 603-755-2944 or