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Resource Guide: 'Learwife' by J. R. Thorp

On September 8, 2022 the Folger’s virtual book club returns with a discussion of Learwife by J. R. Thorp. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of Folger resources related to King Lear, the novel, and motherhood.

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Graphic illustration of stacks of books in purple. aqua, and whiteWords, Words, Words discusses J. R. Thorp’s Learwife on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Register to join the discussion through our website.


Emma was great. So was my small group leader, Renee Beaver, who was amazing.

Shirley mcDonald — September 9, 2022