Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

by Geraldine Brooks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0142001430 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 7/2/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Based on a specific historical incident, the author has made a wonderful novel. Set in 1665-6, the year plague came to a small mining village, this is the story of a town that got plague, and quarrantined itself. The main character, Anna, starts off the year as a new widow with 2 young sons. She is getting by after the death of her husband in a mining accident. And then a lodger she takes in brings the plague.

Interesting development of charaters throughout the book. We fall half in love with the Rector's wife, Elinor, and the Rector himself. We are amazed as Anna slowly finds the strength within herself to face the challenges of everyday n a plague village, and keep going. Eventually, the plague dies out, along with much of the village, but those who remain alive are changed forever. Some, like Anna manage to grow and thrive.

Fly far little book!

Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, February 14, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (2/14/2015 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Journal Entry 3 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Friday, February 20, 2015
Chosen from the Medicine Chest V book box.

Journal Entry 4 by wingheartthumperwing at Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Monday, June 15, 2015
Very interesting book.

Released 5 yrs ago (7/7/2015 UTC) at Bookbox in -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Added to the Wrap It Up Book Box.

Journal Entry 6 by waternixie at Everett, Washington USA on Thursday, July 23, 2015
I have already read this, earlier this year, actually, so am releasing it at one of the busiest Little Free Libraries I know.

Journal Entry 7 by waternixie at Little Free Library 858 in Edmonds, Washington USA on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (7/21/2015 UTC) at Little Free Library 858 in Edmonds, Washington USA

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