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Quick Review: Year of Wonders – a Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks

on February 19, 2011

I really enjoyed Geraldine Brooks’ Pulitzer Prize winning novel “March”, so I got “Year of Wonders” from the library after I saw it on the blogosphere. “Year of Wonders” follows a year in the life of young mother and widow Anna Frith – when the plague hits her small English hamlet in 1666. Anna loses just about all she loves in a short space of time; but learns to embrace life and finds the strength to carry on. The book ends on a note of renewal and hope, though there is much sadness and loss in these pages.

Brooks, as always, is a beautiful writer. She has a way of writing conservatively, and her passages are never rambling or boring or off track. Brooks presents for us, among other things, a study of human character. The novel isn’t overly long and I enjoyed it!


2 responses to “Quick Review: Year of Wonders – a Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks

  1. It is great to see that you enjoyed this one! I agree – she is never boring!

    • drbethnolan says:

      I bet I read about it on your wonderful blog!! Thanks, Jackie — and friends click on Jackie’s Farm Lane Books link to read her blog, too!

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