Join us to discuss a featured book each month. Please read the book in advance (though we promise, no pop quizzes at the event if you haven’t finished by the time we get together!).
Kelsey Casey, Director of the Plymouth Public Library, and Glenda Richards, Owner of Books & Sundry, will lead a discussion of the book and encourage conversation. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sign-up is suggested (just so we have an idea of how many may attend) but is not required. Sign-up Here. Admission is free and open to all. If you need a copy of the book, you can purchase it from Books & Sundry or check it out from the library.
England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on. A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.