After a great start with Nina Siegal’s “The Anatomy Lesson,” we’re excited to announce that our next book selection will be “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks. Published in 2001, the novel was inspired by the true story of Eyam, England.
“When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna’s eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition.”
Discussion and Primary Sources Presentation:
Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.
King Center, 7th Floor of Becker Library
RSVP here (RSVPs are encouraged but not required)
Future book club selections include:
“The Nature of Monsters” by Clare Clark (2007)
“The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry (2017)
Anyone with an interest in medicine, literature or history is invited to take part in Becker Library’s Special Collections Book Club. Every few months, we’ll hold a discussion about a novel that features some aspect of medical history, then look at the primary sources that bring the stories to life.
We hope you can join us for this and/or upcoming discussions and presentations! Sign up below to receive periodic emails about what we’re reading and when we’re meeting.