The next meeting of the Central St. Matthew Daytime Book Club will be 10 am on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the home of Margaret Rota. If you need directions call Margaret at 681-363-5085 We will be reading The Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.
It is available from Amazon for 11.05 in paperback and 14.99 in Kindle. There is 1 of 4 available at New Orleans library and two available at Jefferson library.
From the Amazon web site:
“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. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing “an inspiring heroine” (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.”