YEAR OF WONDERS: A Novel of the Plague

by Geraldine Brooks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007144202 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on 8/14/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on Friday, August 14, 2015
Based on an actual event and real persons, author Geraldine Brooks tells a fascinating tale of a village in rural 17th century England that experiences a sudden outbreak of plague. The citizens seal themselves off from the outside world to avoid spreading the disease to neighboring villages and to give themselves up to God's mercy. The "year of wonders" experienced by the residents of this stricken community is told through the eyes of an intelligent and couragous young widow, Anna Frith. Brooks' imagery is bright and alive - the reader experiences the sights and smells of this world, the hope and despair of the characters and the gradual disintegration of their faith. The plague brings out the noblest and the basest of human behavior and Anna herself achieves things she never would have attempted in any other circumstances.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (8/22/2015 UTC) at By Post, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 3 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, September 12, 2015
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Journal Entry 4 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Wednesday, March 27, 2019
I expected it to be a major depression inducing read. Instead I was mesmerized by Anna's life. Even in her deepest moments of grief, there was something else that she needed to resolve and I wanted to know and share that with her.

A wonderful, moving read.

Journal Entry 5 by wingamberCwing at Waterfront in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, July 04, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (7/5/2020 UTC) at Waterfront in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia

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