Virtual Book Club


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Facilitator, Barbara McKay
Wednesday, November 17th
1 pm - 2 pm

Via Zoom

Year of Wonders

by Geraldine Brooks

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. (Goodreads)

Southbury Library will be holding copies of this book for the AE Book Club.

Participants must register by Tuesday, November 16th to receive the Zoom link.

Book Club is Free and limited to 12 attendees.

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