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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Discovering a new author

I was introduced to Geraldine Brooks by my husband. I am smitten.She writes so beautifully and her characters are full of life and complexity. If you enjoy historical fiction, then this author is for you.She is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and this honor is well deserved. In Year of Wonders she explores the effect of the Plague on a small English hamlet that isolates itself from the world when a bolt of cloth infected with the Plague arrives from London and decimates the villages' population. The story is told from the viewpoint of Anna Frith, a housemaid. Courage, fear and a struggle for survival bring out the best and worst in her fellow villagers and the story makes villains and heroines of the most unlikely people.The story is beautifully told. I love Anna, the main character. She is strong and resourceful, even as she battles her own grief. This book is definitely going on my list of favourites. Other books written by her include March and People of the Book.Watch this blog for further reviews.

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