Maryland Hall Book Club
Our April selection is Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell.
Join Maryland Hall for our monthly book club meeting!
Led by author Kate Myers, we meet monthly to explore a diverse range of novels, all with a theme centered around the arts.
Our April selection is Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O'Farrell.
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.
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.
Bring your favorite beverages and snacks to enjoy.
Participation is free, but due to capacity limitations, registration is required.
Meetings are held in the Community Room (room #206).
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