Hamnet And Judith: A Novel

July 21, 2020|
Hamnet And Judith: A Novel by Maggie O'Farrell
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"Hamnet & Judith is an exploration of marriage and grief written into the silent opacities of a life that is at once extremely famous and profoundly obscure. . . . As the book unfolds, it brings its story to a tender and ultimately hopeful conclusion: that even the greatest grief, the most damaged marriage, and most shattered heart might find some solace, some healing." --Geraldine Brooks, the New York Times Book Review

TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A PLAGUE THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART.


England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an 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 on the Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband. His gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their beloved twins, Hamnet and Judith, are afflicted with the bubonic plague, and, devastatingly, one of them succumbs to the illness.

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 literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet & Judith is mesmerizing and seductive, an impossible-to-put-down novel from one of our most gifted writers.

Published as Hamnet in the US and the UK.
Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, MAGGIE O''FARRELL grew up in Wales and Scotland and now lives in Edinburgh. Her debut novel, After You''d Gone (2000), won a Betty Trask Award and was followed by My Lover''s Lover (2002); The Distance Between Us (2004), winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (2006); Costa...
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Title:Hamnet And Judith: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.22 X 5.64 X 1.02 inShipping dimensions:384 pages, 8.22 X 5.64 X 1.02 inPublished:July 21, 2020Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735280177

ISBN - 13:9780735280175

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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