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Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
Year of Wonders
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780007390359
Publisher: HarperCollins
Edition language: English
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Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it
0.0 Year of Wonders
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: this novel was a beautiful work of historical fiction until the last twenty pages, which were so unbelievable and out of context that the book was ruined for me. The writing. I absolutely loved the research and the ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 Year of Wonders
I have never thought about The Plague in these terms. This book really personalizes it. My thoughts on the subject are forever changed. Anna lives through so much pain. Many people would have just given up at some point. She looses her husband, kids, parents—all her family. . . actually 99% of ...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
4.0 Year of Wonders
Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks' first novel, focuses on a year in the life of an English village, Eyam (EE-m), in Derbyshire - the plague year 1665-1666 - seen through the eyes of housemaid Anna Frith. The title, Year of Wonders, is taken from the poem Annus Mirabilis, by John Dryden - which Dry...
Carpe Librum
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5.0 Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
I borrowed this book as filler, with no expectations that it would be anything more. It ended up being one of the best books that I have read this year. The first person point of view makes Year of Wonders a poignant account of suffering and how that suffering can bring out the best and the worst in...
Lisa (Harmony)
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3.0 Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
For almost all its length, this is a first-rate work of historical fiction about the plague year of 1666 in a remote village in England which decided to quarantine itself to halt the spread of the epidemic. The prose is luminous, with just enough of a tint of the language of the period to evoke a di...
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