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*Books & Biscotti (Book Review) with Elaine Newton

Thursday, June 3, 2021 23 Sivan 5781

1:00 PM - 2:30 PMOnline

Temple Emanu-El is excited to welcome Book Reviewer
Elaine Newton to discuss 
Hamnet & Judith by Maggie O'Farrell

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Hamnet & Judith by Maggie O'Farrell
In 1580's England, a young Latin tutor, penniless and bullied by a violent father, falls in love with Agnes, an eccentric young woman. Agnes walks her family estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. She 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. 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.
A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, Hamnet and Judith is a mesmerizing and impossible-to-put-down novel.

Elaine Newton is professor Emeritus of Humanities, Literature and Psychology at York University and a former book critic for the Globe & Mail.  From December to May, she is visiting professor of Literature and Film at the Philharmonic for the Arts in Naples, Florida where she has been a Lifelong Learning Favourite for more than 25 Years.

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