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A peek at spring titles

Published 04/06/2009, McClatchy Newspapers

For a preview of the spring lineup, we looked around and came up with this sampling: “Mistress Shakespeare” by Karen Harper (Putnam, $24.95): One of the great mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare was his marriages, or lack of same. Historical documents point to two possible marriages — one to Anne Hathaway of Stratford, the other to Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton. Here, the author imagines the intrigue and danger that surround the playwright’s “marriage” to Hathaway, as “narrated” by the woman herself. Rich in history and speculation.

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