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Year of Wonders Update Mar 29 13 I don t know why I did it, but the very fact that I did it finished this book was going to lead me to up it to three stars But now that I ve done it I M TAKING THIS DOWN TO ONE STAR HOLY MOLY AND GOLLY GEE WILLIKERS BUT I AM P.O d AT THIS BOOK None of the last 50pp new character development COMPLETELY in opposition and nonsensical to anything that went before, new sub plots suggested and followed were either necessary or sensible ALL of it was entirely a contrivan Update Mar 29 13 I don t know why I did it, but the very fact that I did it finished this book was going to lead me to up it to three stars But now that I ve done it I M TAKING THIS DOWN TO ONE STAR HOLY MOLY AND GOLLY GEE WILLIKERS BUT I AM P.O d AT THIS BOOK None of the last 50pp new character development COMPLETELY in opposition and nonsensical to anything that went before, new sub plots suggested and followed were either necessary or sensible ALL of it was entirely a contrivance to view spoiler get Anna out of the country and hide spoiler end the damn thing WOW That is bad That is like creative writing 101 what not to do And the MELODRAMA Like a 60s soap opera, it was As the bodies piled up, all I could think of was this Bring Out Yer Dead.Everything about this is, as I said below contrived, overwrought, OVERWRITTEN, clumsy, unc Anna Frith resides in a remote village where a bolt of cloth delivered from London brings with it the bubonic plague Guided by a vision bestowed upon the town minister, Anna and her village elect to quarantine themselves, hoping to prevent the plague from spreading Days of quarantine turn into weeks As the months come and go, villagers grow restless Death is prevalent in every household suspicion and anger mount as villagers yearn for someone to blame for their plight Anna soon faces far g Anna Frith resides in a remote village where a bolt of cloth delivered from London brings with it the bubonic plague Guided by a vision bestowed upon the town minister, Anna and her village elect to quarantine themselves, hoping to prevent the plague from spreading Days of quarantine turn into weeks As the months come and go, villagers grow restless Death is prevalent in every household suspicion and anger mount as villagers yearn for someone to blame for their plight Anna soon faces far greater perils than the devastating plague Year of Wonders is brimming with the same elegant, beguiling prose one can anticipate from any book written by Geraldine Brooks At the edge of the field, the hedgerows were deep green in their glossy leaves and the blackberries beginning to plump and I would have given this a higher rating if not for the strange ending. After reading Long Man , by Amy Greene, not long ago.I was craving to read about another female character that might remind me of Annie Clyde Dodson I also wanted the story like Long Man to be inspired by true events.and lastI wanted the writing to be gorgeous rich, beautiful prose..character drivenrealisticI wanted to get in touch with that feeling which is different than the many modern contemporary novels I read YEAR of WONDER was the perfect choice.it sat After reading Long Man , by Amy Greene, not long ago.I was craving to read about another f A lot of people have complained about this book being slow, but I found it beautifully paced for what it was about after all, the title is Year of Wonders, which kind of sets up an expectation and timeframe right away The pace helped set up a world, a time when things movedslowly, when people werethoughtful, when people paid attention to the seasons and nature This is a beautifully narrated, incredibly seamless for the amount of research that must have been put into to it, it r A lot of people have complained about this book being slow, but I found it beautifully paced for what it was about after all, the title is Year of Wonders, which kind of sets up an expectation and timeframe right away The pace helped set up a world, a time when things movedslowly, when people werethoughtful, when people paid attention to t Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks 2001 novel describes the plague years of 1666 and concludes with a very unusual and somewhat unbalanced ending While reading I thought of Arthur Miller s The Crucible and of course Camus The Plague and I forgive her much about the ending for the mention of Oran which could NOT have been coincidence This is simply, elegantly written and yet the force and brutality of the plot, told in such straightforward prose is also reminiscent of Sinners in the Hands of Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks 2001 novel describes the plague years of 1666 and concludes with a very unusual and somewhat unbalanced ending While re Year of Wonders tells the story of Anna, a servant to a pastor, and how she emotionally and physically survives the plague while the majority of her village falls ill around her.I was enthralled I listened to the audiobook on my daily commute and it was fantastic.You get the very real drama of life in a small village mixed with the the despair that must have accompanied the plague There s finger pointing, people taking advantage of other s need and, above all, the need to rationalize why all o Year of Wonders tells the story of Anna, a servant to a pastor, and how she emotionally and physically survives the plague while the majority of her village falls ill around her.I was enthralled I listened to the audiobook on my daily commute and it was fantastic.You get the very real drama of life in a small village mixed with the the despair that must have accompanied the plague There s finger pointing, people taking advantage of other s need and, above all, the need to rationalize why all of the deaths were occurring.My favorite part of this book was when Anna stopped in the middle of her hectic life to reconsider how she viewed God She uses common sense reasoning to pick apart why a deity would allow such tragedy to occur and then wonders why the young are taken rather than the old.She comes to the This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Year of Wonder offers a you are there account of the plague year of 1666 in the English countryside, seen through the eyes of Anna Frith, a young maid, widowed with two young boys The inspiration for the story is the actual village of Eyam, in Derbyshire After it was clear that the plague had set up shop in their village, the residents elected to voluntarily quarantine themselves for the duration Eyam is the only locale known to have taken on such a selfless burden And so it is with the fict Year of Wonder offers a you are there account of the plague year of 1666 in the English countryside, seen through the eyes of Anna Frith, a young maid, widowed with two young boys The inspiration for the story is the actual village of Eyam, in Derbyshire After it was clear that the plague had set up shop in their village, the residents elected to voluntarily quarantine themselves for the duration Eyam is the only locale known to have taken on such a selfless burden And so it is with the fictitious village here As residents die in increasing numbers Rector Mompellion pleads with them to willingly confine themselves to the borders of their village, lest they carry the contagion abroad Most agree, and remain Brooks shows the stages of the contagion, from the first plague death, a boarder in Anna s home, to the clear spread of pestilence to increasing numbers of residents, to the hysteria of the ignorant, loo My Tom died as babies do, gently and without complaint Because they have been such a little time with us, they seem to hold to life but weakly I used to wonder if it was so because the memory of Heaven still lived within them, so that in leaving here they do not fear death as we do, who no longer know with certainty where it is our spirits go This, I thought, must be the kindness that God does for them and for us, since He gives so many infants such a little while to bide with us 1666 was My Tom died as babies do, gently and without complaint Because they have been such a little time with us, they seem to hold to 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 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.


About the Author: Geraldine Brooks

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Australian born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issu Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Australian born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues.In 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master s program at Columbia University in New York City Later she worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans.She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.Brooks married author Tony Horwitz in Tourette sur Loup, France, in 1984 They have two sons Nathaniel and Bizuayehu and two dogs They divide their time between homes in Martha s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia


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