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Hamnet : a novel of the plague

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First edition.

"A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman--a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when his beloved young son succumbs to bubonic plague. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down--a magnificent departure from one of our most gifted novelists."--

Available copies

  • 7 of 110 copies available at Westchester Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 8 copies available at Yonkers Public Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 3 copies available at Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library.

Current holds

85 current holds with 110 total copies.
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31035604037779
Checked out
08/12/2021
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31035604037787
Checked out
08/03/2021
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31035604039064
On holds shelf
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