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This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the "Plague Village," in the rugged mountain spine of England. In 1666, a tainted bolt of cloth from London carries bubonic infection to this isolated settlement of shepherds and lead miners. A visionary young preacher convinces the villagers to seal themselves off in a deadly. "The novel glitters . . . A deep imaginative engagement with how people are changed by catastrophe." —The New Yorker "Year of Wonders is a vividly imagined and strangely consoling tale of hope in a time of despair." —O, The Oprah Magazine "Brooks proves a gifted storyteller as she subtly reveals how ignorance, hatred and mistrust can be as deadly as any virus. . .. Anna is the novel’s protagonist and narrator. A young widow and housemaid, during the plague she becomes Eyam’s doctor, nurse, and midwife alongside her mistress, Elinor Mompellion, the vicar’s wife. While she lacks any formal education, she’s extremely intelligent and thoughtful, learning to read and acting as a voice of reason when.