Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Geraldine Brooks

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

Author: Geraldine Brooks
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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
Geraldine Brooks
"Plague stories remind us that we cannot manage without community . . . Year of Wonders is a testament to that very notion." - The Washington PostAn unforgettable tale, set in 17th century England, of a village that quarantines itself to arrest the spread of the plague, from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders." Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Geraldine BrooksPublisher: Penguin BooksPublished: 04/30/2002ISBN: 9780142001431Pages: 352Weight: 0.55lbsSize: 7.60h x 4.60w x 0.70dAward: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - NomineeReview Citations: BookPage 05/01/2002 pg. 25New York Times 05/12/2002 pg. 28Entertainment Weekly 06/14/2002 pg. 91Newsweek 07/13/2009 pg. 49Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 68782 / Year of Wonders: A Novel of the PlagueReading Level: 6.9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 17

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