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Maggie O'Farrell, author of Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague

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 taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.

The Audie Awards 2021

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2021 Audie Awards®, the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

Week of May 17, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of May 17th include FINDING CHIKA, Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date --- an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart; Maggie O'Farrell's HAMNET, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, which takes place in 1850 England and revolves around the Black Death, a plague that is infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike; MALORIE by Josh Malerman, the thrilling sequel to BIRD BOX, which was the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock; THE END OF THE DAY, Bill Clegg's second work of fiction --- following his acclaimed bestseller DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY --- in which three seemingly disconnected lives come together as half-century-old secrets begin to surface; and TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE by Meg Mitchell Moore, a warm, witty and suspenseful novel filled with small-town secrets, summer romance, big-time lies and spiked seltzer.