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CHV Literary Club


Tue 10 / 19 / 2021
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM



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Limited Capacity: 11 spots available




Frances Zaniello

In October, the Village Literary Club will read Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Irish writer Maggie O’Farrell (2020, 284 pp). Set in an England beset by the bubonic plague,  Hamnet is a fictional exploration of the death of Shakespeare’s 11-year-old son, Hamnet.  Centered on the child’s mother, the novel is about marriage, about grief and guilt, and about the possible connection between the child’s death and the creation of Hamlet, written four years later.  Critics praise the depth of O’Farrell’s research, the “poetic cadence” of her prose, and the vividness of her descriptions of everyday life in a 16th Century English village.  Hamnet was one of the Times "10 Best Books of 2020," and it won the National Book Critics Award for Fiction.

Capacity: 25