Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

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Description

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."

Publication Date

2001

Publisher

Viking

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

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