Sunday, September 25, 2016
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon Book #4)
This is a physically thin book, but don't let that deceive you. This is one of the heaviest reads emotionally I have ever experienced. Even when I thought a spark of light was coming, it was snuffed out. And yet (or perhaps, because of) this, Year of Wonders is one of the most beautifully written books I've read in quite a while.
Brooks spins the story of a village besieged by The Plague, who have willingly chosen to quarantine themselves rather than risk spreading the disease to other villages and towns. Our narrator, and heroine, is Anna Firth, a housemaid who suffers terrible losses but, among the tragedy, finds her strength.
I highly recommend this book--it's an incredible read, that will absolutely make you feel and make you think.