Year of wonders: a novel of the plague
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Penguin USA, 2002.
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9781101079195 :, 1101079193 :
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.9 - AR Pts: 17
Rating:
1080
Status:
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'Plague stories remind us that we cannot manage without community . . . Year of Wonders is a testament to that very notion.' ' The Washington Post

An unforgettable tale, set in 17th century England, of a village that quarantines itself to arrest the spread of the plague, from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize 

When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders."

Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.
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This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the "Plague Village," in the rugged mountain spine of England. In 1666, a tainted bolt of cloth from London carries bubonic infection to this isolated settlement of shepherds and lead miners. A visionary young preacher convinces the villagers to seal themselves off in a deadly quarantine to prevent the spread of disease. The story is told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Anna Frith, the vicar's maid, as she confronts the loss of her family, the disintegration of her community, and the lure of a dangerous and illicit love. As the death toll rises and people turn from prayers and herbal cures to sorcery and murderous witch-hunting, Anna emerges as an unlikely and courageous heroine in the village's desperate fight to save itself.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Brooks, G. (2002). Year of wonders: a novel of the plague. Penguin USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Brooks, Geraldine. 2002. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. Penguin USA.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Brooks, Geraldine, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. Penguin USA, 2002.

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Brooks, Geraldine. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague. Penguin USA, 2002. Web.

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