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Words, Words, Words: ‘Vinegar Girl’ by Anne Tyler

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, May 5 with a discussion of ‘Vinegar Girl’ by Anne Tyler. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this contemporary take on Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’.



Resource Guide: ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio

On April 7, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel, tragedy, and acting.


Words, Words, Words: ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, April 7 with a discussion of ‘If We Were Villains’ by M.L. Rio. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this twisty thriller about Shakespeare students at an exclusive arts conservatory.



Resource Guide: ‘The King at the Edge of the World’ by Arthur Phillips

On March 3, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel, the Ottoman Empire, and questions of religion.


Words, Words, Words: ‘The King at the Edge of the World’ by Arthur Phillips

The Folger’s virtual book club continues on Thursday, March 3 with a discussion of ‘The King at the Edge of the World’ by Arthur Phillips. To get ready for the conversation, we’ve compiled some introductory information on this tale of espionage and faith at the end of the Elizabethan era.



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.