Year of Wonders

A richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history

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 […]

Year of Wonders

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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” (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.