Friends of the DC Public Library

WELF Book Series: Geraldine Brooks' "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague"

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • WebEx

Given the stress we have all felt as the world deals with the COVID-19 virus, it seems appropriate to interweave two ideas: work written during the time of plague or that includes the idea of plague as part of its content, with that most enduring aspect of human experience: love. Relax, pour yourself a glass of wine, read, think, and turn on your computer for a stimulating series of discussions!

All sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Copies of the books have been reserved for those participating in the discussions, and can be picked up at the front dest of West End Library without first reserving the book in the normal way. The sessions will be held over WebEx, and access will be provided for those who are not members of West End Library Friends by My T. Nguyen at the library. Email:

Set in England in the fateful plague-ridden year, 1666, Brooks’ novel tells the story of the housemaid, Anna Frith, an unexpected heroine and healer in an isolated village, where the spread of disease is accompanied by the spread of murderous witch-hunting inclinations. It is her strength that turns a year of horror into an annus mirabilis: a year of wonders.

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