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Title:Year of Wonders
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ISBN:0142001430
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Number of Pages:308
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, British literature

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Year of Wonders 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 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 i Year of Wonders i is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history

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