Journalist Geraldine Brooks discusses her first novel. It’s based on the true story of the measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves — and others — from the plague.

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  • Geraldine Brooks Also author of the novel "Year of Wonders" and the nonfiction books "Nine Parts of Desire" and "Foreign Correspondence."

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