Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks 9781841154589

Year of Wonders


In the fateful year of 1666, the village of Eyam in England found itself besieged by an invisible yet deadly foe - the bubonic plague. As the scourge crept from household to household, the villagers faced an agonizing choice: flee and risk carrying the disease to surrounding areas or quarantine themselves to contain the outbreak. "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks transports readers to this harrowing chapter of history, unveiling the tale of Anna Frith, an unlikely heroine who emerges as a healer and beacon of hope amidst the devastation.

Geraldine Brooks is the acclaimed author of numerous works of historical fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "March." With meticulous research and a profound grasp of the human spirit, Brooks breathes life into the resilient souls of Eyam, crafting a narrative that is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Her deft storytelling immerses readers in the visceral experiences of a community pushed to its limits, exploring themes of sacrifice, faith, and the indomitable will to survive against all odds.

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