Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks p. 166

"And of all days of the week, it was Sunday that I now dreaded. What had been my favorite day was now accursed to me, for it was on Sunday, in church, that our failure to arrest the Plague's ravages was apparent in the emptying pews and missing faces."

How dreadful to live through the Plague! Of course more dreadful to not live through it, but it is a truly fascinating time to learn about.


Leya said...

I've been meaning to read this book for a while now...Enjoy!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I love books where I learn something about history - without feeling like I'm reading a textbook. Thanks for posting this teaser.
You'll find mine here: Sandy's Teaser

Sonia said...

interesting teaser. never heard of it, but it sounds like steampunk.

Ellie said...

Sonia - it's not steampunk, it's a historical novel based on real events, about the plague of 1666 and how an English village selflessly quarantined itself in an attempt to stop the disease spreading any further.

It's one of my favourite books, and living only a few minutes away from Eyam (the village in question, where the plague cottages and the landmarks in the book still stand) it never ceases to amaze me how brave those people were and how much heartbreak there must have been. Well worth reading!