Posts by: Elizabeth Bastos
Based on the true story of an English midland town in the year 1666 that quarantined itself to sweat out the bubonic plague, Geraldine Brooks’ Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague reminds me of the private school campus where I live with my family in the suburbs of Baltimore, the year 2012....more
Editor’s alert: Key plot points of this book are discussed below.
Junot Diaz won the Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. The plot trajectory of the book: kind of expected, to tell the truth, but Oscar Wao, the main character, is the loneliest sci-fi nerd in the Dominican Republic, and I really love him....more