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Hamnet Book Discussion
Please join us on Zoom Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm for a discussion of the book “Hamnet” written by Maggie O’Farrell. Mark Schenker of Yale University will be the moderator for the discussion.

Stephnie Merritt writes in her review of the book published in “The Guardian” on March 29, 2020:
“There is an elliptical, dreamlike quality to her prose in ‘Hamnet’ that, though not obviously steeped in 16th-century language, is essential to creating a world that feels at once wholly tangible and somehow otherworldly, as if the membrane between the natural and supernatural was more porous then.” Ms. Merritt then continues,
“‘Hamnet’ is evidence that there are always new stories to tell, even about the most well-known historical figures. It also confirms O’Farrell as an extraordinarily versatile writer, with a profound understanding of the most elemental human bonds – qualities also possessed by a certain former Latin tutor from Stratford.”

A well-known and popular discussion leader, Dr.Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990. He is currently Senior Associate Dean of Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs. Dean Schenker has led book discussion series in public libraries and other venues in Connecticut for over 25 years and lectures frequently on literature and film for public audiences.

Please sign up in advance for this meeting. If you have questions about Zoom check our website for information.
Copies are available at the Miller Library. If you do not have a library card, and you are a Town of Hamden resident, you can obtain one at the Miller Library or the branches.

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Sep 29, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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