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Year of wonders: a novel of the plague

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IL: UG - BL: 6.9 - AR Pts: 17
Lexile measure:
1080L
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This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the "Plague Village," in the rugged mountain spine of England. In 1666, a tainted bolt of cloth from London carries bubonic infection to this isolated settlement of shepherds and lead miners. A visionary young preacher convinces the villagers to seal themselves off in a deadly quarantine to prevent the spread of disease. The story is told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Anna Frith, the vicar's maid, as she confronts the loss of her family, the disintegration of her community, and the lure of a dangerous and illicit love. As the death toll rises and people turn from prayers and herbal cures to sorcery and murderous witch-hunting, Anna emerges as an unlikely and courageous heroine in the village's desperate fight to save itself.
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9780142001431
9781481539944
9781101079195
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.9, 17 Points
Lexile measure:
1080L
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Family Life -- Fiction
Great Britain -- History -- Charles II, 1660-1685 -- Fiction
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