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Words, Words, Words: ‘The Weight of Ink’ by Rachel Kadish

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, February 3 with a discussion of Rachel Kadish’s ‘The Weight of Ink.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this time-traveling scholarly mystery.


Resource Guide: ‘All’s Well’ by Mona Awad

On December 6, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of All’s Well by Mona Awad. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel and the plays it references: Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well and Macbeth . LEARN more about the novel Read… Continue Reading »


Resource Guide: ‘The Porpoise’ by Mark Haddon

On November 4, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of ‘The Porpoise’ by Mark Haddon. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel and the themes, adaptations, and performances of Pericles.






Resource Guide: ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

On June 3, 2021 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to Shakespeare, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and summer performance.



Words, Words, Words: ‘Sweet Sorrow’ by David Nicholls

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, June 3 with a discussion of David Nicholls’ ‘Sweet Sorrow.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this tragicomic novel the Washington Post called “a tale of first love that hits all the right notes.”