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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

firemirage22, January 3, 2012

Who knew that a book about the plague could be so amazing?! This is a novel about how a horrible experience can make a hero out of the most unlikely person. On the other hand, Anna Frith is a strong female character, so she's not that unlikely. The historical detail, the descriptions of nature & the village where Anna lives, the strong & often sympathetic characters, & a story that is thrilling despite its darkness, all make this a great read.
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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger

firemirage22, January 2, 2011

I love it because there are no vampires, no zombies, no rogue Catholic monks, no genteel lady detectives, and no blue aliens. Just great writing, a fabulous story, and actual character development. Read it by the fire on a cold rainy night & prepare to be awake for many hours!
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