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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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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
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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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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