Year of Wonders


Geraldine Brooks

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Year of Wonders begins during what Anna calls “apple-picking time,” the fall harvest. In a town that depends on the crops it grows to survive through the winter, harvest time is almost sacred. Normally, when…

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In the seventeenth century, it was still extremely common for women to die as a result of complications during childbirth. Medical knowledge and trained professionals were in short supply. Meanwhile, most women underwent several pregnancies…

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