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Year of Wonders : A Novel of the Plague
Year of Wonders A Novel of the Plague
Author: Geraldine Brooks
ISBN-13: 9781841154572
ISBN-10: 1841154571
Pages: 320
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2.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Year of Wonders : A Novel of the Plague on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 20
This is a very engrossing story told in amazing detail. I highly recommend the book but be warned - it is one horrific tragedy after another, and the author spares none of the gory details.
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Helpful Score: 17
Fascinating, realistic portrayal of life in an English village during the plague. Wonderful read and very well written & researched.
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Helpful Score: 17
A beautifully written story of a young woman surviving through a year when the plague killed most of her friends and family.
It's based on a true story - the author read of a small village in England where the people decided to quarantine themselves to avoid spreding the disease to neighboring towns and villages. She built the character and other details around this framework.
I couldn't stop reading until I had fnished the book!
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Helpful Score: 9
This is a wonderful book. Well-written and moving. Note that all her research shows up in tangents to the plague. That isn't a bad thing, but the book is more a story of life during that time: mining, law enforcement, ideas on witchcraft, etc. I've read many books on the plaguefrom Defoe to Cantorbut it was interesting to see a broader take on life during that time.

If you like this one, you might like "1066: The Year of the Conquest." It is a history of the Norman invasion as experienced in one village.
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Helpful Score: 7
What a simple life. Also makes you wonder, as I'm sure they did, why some were infected and others not. Have always heard about the plague but have never read a book where it made it so human. Recommend!!
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