Journal of a Plague Year

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Writing in The Guardian, reviewer Alfred Hickling professed himself stunned by Geraldine Brooks’ tale of the black death village that sacrificed itself for the health of a nation, Year of Wonders… “It begins with the scent of rotting apples and a flush that looks like rose petals blooming beneath the skin. Then the yellow-purple pustule appears, swelling […]

People of the Book: Interview

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A conversation with Geraldine Brooks Your previous two novels are set during Europe’s plague years and the American Civil War. Now, you’ve created an epic story about art and religious persecution. What is it that draws you to a particular subject? Or a particular historical era? I love to find stories from the past where […]