Lib is Anna’s childhood friend. At the outset of the novel, they often stop to gossip together, but Anna feels betrayed when Lib succumbs to hysteria and is complicit in the mob killing of Mem and Anys Gowdie. When Lib catches the plague and dies before Anna can visit and reconcile with her, Anna realizes the importance of forgiveness.
Lib Hancock Character Timeline in Year of Wonders
The timeline below shows where the character Lib Hancock appears in Year of Wonders. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: The Thunder of His Voice
Part 2: Sign of a Witch
...moors when she comes across an inebriated and hysterical mob of villagers, including her friend Lib and neighbor Mary. The mob is attacking Mem Gowdie, accusing her of witchcraft and, convinced... (full context)
...and is therefore the witch culpable for the plague. When Anna tries to defend Anys, Lib points out that Anna herself said Anys “consorted with” George, the first plague victim. The... (full context)
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