Hamnet & JudithBook - 2020
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.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2020.
Characteristics: 372 pages ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Hamnet and Judith
From Library Staff
Two extraordinary people, a love that draws them together, and a plague that threatens to tear them apart.