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Resource Guide: ‘The Weight of Ink’ by Rachel Kadish

On February 3, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of ‘The Weight of Ink’ by Rachel Kadish. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel, religion in the 17th-century, and scholarship today.


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 »


Words, Words, Words: ‘All’s Well’ by Mona Awad

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Monday, December 6 with a discussion of Mona Awad’s ‘All’s Well.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this dark mash-up of Shakespeare’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ and ‘Macbeth.’



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.


Words, Words, Words: ‘The Porpoise’ by Mark Haddon

The Folger’s virtual book club, Words, Words, Words continues on Thursday, November 4 with a discussion of Mark Haddon’s ‘The Porpoise.’ To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this innovative reimagining of Shakespeare’s ‘Pericles.’



Resource Guide: ‘Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch’ by Rivka Galchen

The Folger continues its Virtual Book Club on October 7, 2021 with ‘Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch’ by Rivka Galchen. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to witchcraft and astronomy in the early modern period.