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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Fact: in 1665-1666 Eyme England quarantined itself because of an outbreak of plague. From this tidbit of history, Brooks crafts a wonderful novel. This work of fiction follows Anna Firth, maid and ... Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

Whoever thought of writing their first novel about the Plague! Wow, great writing and different subject matter. Heard it as an audio CD. The reader does a great job too. I actually liked this better than March. Read full review

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