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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.

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10 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albright Memorial Library FICTION OFARREL (Text) 50686015621845 Stacks Checked Out 02/27/2021
Carbondale Public Library FICTION OFARREL (Text) 50688010783901 Stacks Checked Out 02/27/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780525657606
  • ISBN: 0525657606
  • Physical Description: 305 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2020]

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Fiction.
Shakespeare, Hamnet, 1585-1596 > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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