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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

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ISBN13: 9780142427668
ISBN10: 0142427667
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Year of Wonders is historical fiction of the highest order--absolutely convincing in its period detail, filled with full-blooded characters who arouse one's deepest empathy, and driven by a story of striking immediacy. In 1665, the north of England remains untouched by the plague that is ravaging London. Then, in a small, close-knit community of lead miners and hill farmers, a bolt of cloth has no way of knowing that the damp fabric carries within its folds the deadly bubonic infection. Confronted with a scourge beyond remedy or understanding, the villagers turn in desperation to sorcery, herb lore, and murderous witch hunting--to no effect. Finally, led by a young and charismatic preacher, they elect to isolate themselves in a quarantine that may only deepen the tragedy. Told through the eyes of hard-working, inquisitive Anna Firth, who at age 18 must contend with the loss of her family and the disintegration of her community, Year of Wonders explores love and learning, fear and fanaticism, and the struggle of science and religion to interpret the world on the cusp of the modern era.

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Historical fiction of the highest order--absolutely convincing in its period detail and filled with full-blooded characters who arouse one's deepest empathy--"Year of Wonders" centers around a small, close-knit community in Northern England that must contend with the plague and its aftermath.

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In 1666 England, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death. "Year of Wonders" is a vividly imagined and strangely consoling tale of hope in a time of despair.--"O, The Oprah Magazine."

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In 1666, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death.

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Geraldine Brooks is the author of Year of Wonders and the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, stationed in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. END

Geraldine Brooks is the author of Year of Wonders and the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, stationed in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. END

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Ashleym4, September 5, 2011 (view all comments by Ashleym4)
Loved this - borderline 4/5 stars. I listened to the audio version narrated by Brooks herself, and it was fantastic. From the little things like seeing how the day-to-day life at the time was, to the overall themes of being made stronger by tragedy and the consequences of the smallest actions, I enjoyed every minute of this one.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142427668
Publisher:
Penguin Audiobooks
Subject:
Historical - General
Read by:
Brooks, Geraldine
Author:
Brooks, Geraldine
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.80x5.30x1.51 in. .59 lbs.
Media Run Time:
600
Age Level:
17-17

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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
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Product details pages Penguin Audiobooks - English 9780142427668 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Historical fiction of the highest order--absolutely convincing in its period detail and filled with full-blooded characters who arouse one's deepest empathy--"Year of Wonders" centers around a small, close-knit community in Northern England that must contend with the plague and its aftermath.
"Synopsis" by , In 1666 England, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death. "Year of Wonders" is a vividly imagined and strangely consoling tale of hope in a time of despair.--"O, The Oprah Magazine."
"Synopsis" by ,
Unabridged CDs, 11 CDs, 9 hours

Read by TBA

In 1666, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death.

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