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English: Year of Wonders
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In Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks eerily captures every aspect of life during the plague: the gruesomely painful death, the speed with which the disease spread and the superstitions surrounding it, which rivaled the plague itself for horror.
Video: Interview with Geraldine Brooks
Jennifer Byrne talks to one of Australia's most critically acclaimed and successful authors, Geraldine Brooks.
Access the digital audiobook of Year of Wonders, read by the author Geraldine Brooks. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to enter a password in order to access the audio files. You can find the password at our Offsite Access Guide.
Geraldine Brooks's novel explores love and learning, fear and fanaticism, and the struggle of 17th century science and religion to deal with a seemingly diabolical pestilence. Year of Wonders is also an eloquent memorial to the real-life Derbyshire villagers who chose to suffer alone during England's last great plague.
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