A moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580...A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time.
The award-winning author of The Year of Lear presents a scholarly examination of how American leaders have found wisdom in the works of Shakespeare, revealing the lessons that the Bard’s plays can teach about the political turbulence of today.
The award-winning author of The Hand That First Held Mine presents a memoir told entirely in 17 near-death experiences stemming from a dangerous childhood illness, accidents, an encounter with a disturbed person and the author's daily efforts to protect her daughter from the vulnerabilities of a high-risk condition.
The estranged younger brother of William Shakespeare observes the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream while navigating a high-stakes game of duplicity and betrayal that threatens his acting career, his potential fortune and the lives of his fellow players. By the New York Times best-selling author of the Saxon Tales.
Recovering from an ugly divorce and custody battle by marrying a sexual icon who would escape her life of fame, Daniel is threatened by a secret from his past in a story told through his voice and the perspectives of those who have influenced his life. By the award-winning author of After You'd Gone.
Disguising herself as a man to escape her loveless marriage and enjoy the exclusive freedoms of men, aspiring 16th-century writer Aemilia falls in love and runs away with ragged poet William Shakespeare, with whom she secretly writes plays that bring him fame years later. By the author of Summit Avenue.
In a study of Hamlet, the author of Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human discusses mysteries surrounding the play and its central character, discussing how both break through theatrical conventions while analyzing major soliloquies, scenes, characters, and events.
When a recently retired family patriarch clears out his bank account and disappears during a sweltering summer in 1976, his three children converge on their mother's home for the first time in years and track clues to an ancestral village in Ireland, where they uncover illuminating family secrets. By the award-winning author of The Distance Between Us.
Fifty years after an unconventional reporter of genteel origins becomes a single mother, present-day London painter Elina navigates the first weeks of motherhood upon surviving a dangerous labor and learns that her life is disconcertingly linked to the woman from the past.
Her engagement to William Shakespeare broken by his forced marriage to a pregnant Anne Hathaway of Shottery, Anne Whateley pursues a clandestine and dangerous affair with the bard that is further complicated by Elizabeth I's campaign to eradicate Catholicism.
An investigation into the historical and theatrical perspectives of Shakespeare's tragic prince offers insight into why his character has endured throughout history, explaining Hamlet's world and troubled mind, as well as his timeless reflection of humanity's hopes and doubts.
Iris Lockhart is stunned when she receives news that her great-aunt Esme, a previously unknown woman edited out of her family's history, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital, where she has been confined for more than sixty years, and soon discovers that Esme holds the key to long-hidden family secrets that could change her life forever.
Desperately typing out the details of a case that puts him at the center of a deadly conspiracy that could mean his imminent demise, intellectual property lawyer Jake Mishkin recounts how a bookstore fire led to the discovery of a cache of encrypted seventeenth-century letters revealing the whereabouts of one of the most valuable historical items in the world. By the author of Night of the Jaguar.