Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague

by Geraldine Brooks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 184115458X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 10/12/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, October 12, 2013
A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire village. In 1666, plague swept through London, driving the King and his court to Oxford, and Samuel Pepys to Greenwich, in an attempt to escape contagion. The north of England remained untouched until, in a small community of leadminers and hill farmers, a bolt of cloth arrived from the capital. The tailor who cut the cloth had no way of knowing that the damp fabric carried with it bubonic infection. So begins the Year of Wonders, in which a Pennine village of 350 souls confronts a scourge beyond remedy or understanding. Desperate, the villagers turn to sorcery, herb lore, and murderous witch-hunting. Then, led by a young and charismatic preacher, they elect to isolate themselves in a fatal quarantine. The story is told through the eyes of Anna Frith who, at only 18, must contend with the death of her family, the disintegration of her society, and the lure of a dangerous and illicit attraction. Geraldine Brooks's novel explores love and learning, fear and fanaticism, and the struggle of 17th century science and religion to deal with a seemingly diabolical pestilence. 'Year of Wonders' is also an eloquent memorial to the real-life Derbyshire villagers who chose to suffer alone during England's last great plague.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Journal Entry 3 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A wonderful letter box surprise thank you, I love this wish list tag game. Am I going to meet you at the Auckland Unconvention later in the year?

A top ten for me this year.
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Journal Entry 5 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, July 23, 2015
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Journal Entry 6 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I read this 10 years ago & enjoyed it very much - see Year of Wonders.

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