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Critic’s Choice


 
Critics Choice 4

Hamnet

by Maggie O’Farrell

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 10am, Daniels Pavilion
Saturday, February 12, 2022, 10am, Hayes Hall
Elaine Newton, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Humanities at York University, Toronto

Drawing on Maggie O'Farrell's long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare's most enigmatic play, Hamnet is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child.

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Critics Choice 5

Cloud Cuckoo Land

by Anthony Doerr

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 10am, Daniels Pavilion
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 10am, Hayes Hall
Elaine Newton, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Humanities at York University, Toronto

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr's new novel is about the power of story and the astonishing survival of physical books when, for centuries, their fates were so precarious, dying, as one character says, "in fires or floods or in the mouths of worms or at the whims of tyrants."

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Critics Choice 6

The Sentence

by Louise Erdrich

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 10am, Daniels Pavilion
Saturday, April 9, 2022, 10am, Hayes Hall
Elaine Newton, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Humanities at York University, Toronto

Elaine's final Critic's Choice lecture of the season focuses on the stunning and timely novel, The Sentence. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman's relentless errors.

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Critics Choice 7

Amor Towles

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10am, Hayes Hall
Elaine Newton, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Humanities at York University, Toronto

Elaine Newton hosts a conversation with Amor Towles, bestselling author of Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow, about his latest book, The Lincoln Highway.

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