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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

By: Geraldine Brooks
Published: ©2001
Pages: 308 (Plus Reader’s Guide)
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Fiction | Historical Fiction | Regional, Europe


Description: 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 a “year of wonders.”

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