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Monday, 4 April 2011

Book Review-Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Anna lives in a 17th century Derbyshire village and takes in a lodger to help with the rent. Unknown to her, the tailor has brought the plague with him and dies there from it. In terror the Lord of the Manor takes his family and runs, leaving the local people in a panic but the rector Michael persuades the village not to risk spreading it outside their borders, even as the plague claims victim after victim. People are scared and Anna helps Michael and his wife Elinor try to keep the people from losing their faith and humanity in the face of the disease. 

Brilliant book! It has the suspense and tension of wondering who will live and die,watching how a village tears itself apart with fear and suspicion,survivors resented by those who lose loved ones,people wondering whether to break quarantine and escape before it is too late. Great compelling read.

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