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
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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!"
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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michele_mcfarland shared a tip "An lovely protagonist in Shakespeare’s wife. Partially true and deftly handled."
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pamela_seiple shared a tip "Takes you to another time. Very beautifully written."
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