“She is not yet where she needs to be, in the forest, alone, with the trees over her head. She is not alone.”
This book is so much more than a Shakespeare origin story, although it contains many Shakespearean delights. It is primarily the story of his wife, Agnes, and of loss, and of life, and of connection.
- The intelligence and creativity of the writing
- The beautifully drawn characters
- The hints about Shakespeare and the fact that O’Farrell wrote a whole novel about him without once mentioning his name
I didn’t love:
- Nothing to critique in this book. I think it was perfection!
Would recommend it to:
Lovers of literature, feminists, Shakespeare fans. Lots to love here.