I wish someone would turn this book into a movie! The book is a fictional tale about one woman's survival of the Great Plague...Not to be confused with the Black Death, a previous pandemic of the Plague. I got really interested in the history behind the novel and spent a while doing research...very interesting (and scary)! If you like period pieces you should definitely read this book!
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Here are some of the reviews:
‘‘A lyrically written and emotionally engaging novel.”
—The Independent (UK)
‘‘The plot is gripping, I like the psychological subtlety of characters struggling with a shifting world, and it’s packed with historical detail.”
—Daily Mail (UK)
"This novel is quite captivating, so rich with period effect that it makes a great candidate for a screen drama.”
‘‘Year of Wonders is the moving story of a community, but it is also the account of a survivor, one of whose metal has indeed been tested and ‘refined’ through suffering, and one whose voice powerfully registers those changes, in ways that seem both recognizably historical and also uncannily modern.”
—Australian Book Review
“A vividly imagined and strangely consoling tale of hope in a time of despair.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine
“A former war correspondent, Brooks proves a gifted storyteller as she subtly reveals how ignorance, hatred and mistrust can be as deadly as any virus. Based in part on the true story of Eyam, a rural Debyshire village whose rector persuaded residents to voluntarily quarantine themselves during the plague, YEAR OF WONDERS is itself a wonder.”
“With assured, elegant prose…Brooks keeps readers glued through starkly dramatic episodes and a haunting story of flawed, despairing human beings. This poignant and powerful account carries the pulsing beat of a sensitive imagination and the challenge of moral complexity.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)