Year of Wonders Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders

A Novel

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Publisher Description

“Plague stories remind us that we cannot manage without community . . . Year of Wonders is a testament to that very notion.” – The Washington Post

An 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2001
August 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Ksilverty ,

History Repeats Itself

This was a really good book and I read it during the pandemic and it was interesting to see how similar the reactions to the Plague were to our modern reactions to COVID.

ksgard99 ,

Year of Wonders

This is an amazing book. Despite being about a harsh topic, the author manages to create a wonderful story with many hopeful and uplifting moments. It will make you cry, laugh, and think about the world. This is the kind of book one searches for but rarely finds.

treehggr9 ,

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Lovely!

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