Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

Geraldine Brooks

An unforgettable story of a courageous younger girl in the course of the plague in seventeenth century England from the writer The mystery Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 

while an contaminated bolt of material incorporates plague from London to an remoted village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an not going heroine and healer. via Anna's eyes we stick with the tale of the fateful yr of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the unfold of illness and superstition. As dying reaches into each family and villagers flip from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna needs to locate the energy to confront the disintegration of her neighborhood and the trap of illicit love. As she struggles to outlive and develop, a 12 months of disaster turns into in its place annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders."

Inspired by means of the genuine tale of Eyam, a village within the rugged hill nation of England, Year of Wonders is a richly unique evocation of a unique second in historical past. Written with lovely emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall road Journal), Brooks blends love and studying, loss and renewal right into a spellbinding and unforgettable learn.

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