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The Resource Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders

Label
Year of Wonders
Title
Year of Wonders
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England 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
Summary
Eighteen-year-old Anna Frith tells the story of her remote English village, Eyam, which was infected by the plague in 1666 and where, persuaded by their vicar, the townspeople decided to quarantine themselves
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Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
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064288
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brooks, Geraldine
Dewey number
823.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a novel of the plague
Label
Year of Wonders
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9bf5f1ff-c4f7-4576-a908-3c8b236af259
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781101079195
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Year of Wonders
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9bf5f1ff-c4f7-4576-a908-3c8b236af259
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101079195
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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