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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston GlobeIn 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls i

Author Maggie O'Farrell

Pages 320

Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Date 2020-07-21

ISBN 0525657614 9780525657613

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Jackie.Davidson shared a tip "Beautifully written and well-imagined backstory of Shakespeare’s early life and family."

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thegalwithpluck shared a tip "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

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d_m shared a tip "Unexpected, I wasn’t sure what to think but really enjoyed this book even though it was about a pandemic 🤦‍♀️"

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diane_morello shared a tip "Extraordinary story telling"

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diane_morello shared a tip "One of the best books: heart wrenching story"

sierra_e_6960 shared a tip "Profoundly poetic and nuanced. This author captures a tone unlike any I have ever read. Absolutely necessary for every bookshelf!"

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cynthia_geiger shared a tip "Written beautifully in an unique style-timely as it does involve the Bubonic Plague, but also a love story. Highly recommend!"

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logan_logan_9389 shared a tip "Well-timed and gutsy"

patricia_faust shared a tip "A beautiful but sad read."

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michele_mcfarland shared a tip "An lovely protagonist in Shakespeare’s wife. Partially true and deftly handled."

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rachel_mcdermott shared a tip "Melancholy and captivating! Reminds me a bit of Jude the Obscure"

birdie_mooney shared a tip "Amazing book!"

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pamela_seiple shared a tip "Takes you to another time. Very beautifully written."

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kerry_finnamore shared a tip "Women’s prize for fiction"

michele_richards shared a tip "Good historical fiction based on Shakespeare’s son Hamnet"

carolyn_vanbergen shared a tip "Beautifully written. Certain scenes stay with me long after I read them."

lynn_markle_5301 shared a tip "I loved this story, well-told, vivid descriptions. It was awesome!"

martha_bayle shared a tip "Best book in ten years! I call Pulitzer!!"

tanya_3053 shared a tip "It’s a different book. I liked to understand the plague and family structure on those times."

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