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2.99998220133846 out of 52.99998220133846 out of 52.99998220133846 out of 52.99998220133846 out of 52.99998220133846 out of 5 3.00 (56,184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geraldine Brooks Narrator: Geraldine Brooks Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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” (Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gena Divine | 2/19/2014

    " I learned more about the Plague from this novel of historical fiction than in all my years of history in school. The weaving of facts and story-telling made for a lovely and fascinating read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diana | 2/11/2014

    " This book took me a long time to get through. The audio book reader was very hard to listen to. However, I liked the book and found it insightful into understanding what the Plague must have been like and to realize how much vaccines do for us. It was so interesting. But I did not like the ending at all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Juli | 2/10/2014

    " Beautifully written historical fiction -- loved it........ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz Neville | 2/2/2014

    " Entertaining in a very gruesome medieval way. I'm jolly glad I wasn't alive in Eyam in 1666. Nicely written, though a bit strange/rushed at the end. Three and a half stars from me. But worth a read "

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