Becoming a modern classic, this historic novel creates a story whose main characters are an 18-year-old widow with two sons, and the village rector and his wife. Aiding a community struck by a pandemic disease, they see the people coping with illness and death through any means possible. Religion, ethical behavior, and superstition are all called in to play as the plague decimates a remote British village, later commemorated as Plague Village, which was visited by the author.
Reviewed by Ellen Meyers, Public Relations/CB
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