Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

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Penguin, 2002 - Great Britain - 308 pages
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In 1666, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death. Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a "plague village" in the rugged hill country of England, "Year of Wonders" is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history, written by the author of "Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women."

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Surpassing Chicklit

User Review  - been there, read that - Borders

Great read from a great author. Had a friend who was sure her husband would love it because it's so good. I had to spell it out for her that it's chicklit (strong female characters, lesser developed or weak male characters). The quality of the writing is such that it almost defies the category. Read full review

Transcending time and space.

User Review  - stilettoarmy - Borders

This is a beautifully, rich woven story of one woman's struggle through the plague of 1666 and the story of one village touched by love and birth and death and madness and finally enlightenment ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and her novel People of the Book was a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

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