Author: Connie Willis
Rating: 4/5 stars
Connie Willis labored five years on this story of a history student in 2048 who is transported to an English village in the 14th century. The student arrives
mistakenly on the eve of the onset of the Black Plague. Her dealings with a family of "contemps" in 1348 and with her historian cohorts lead to complications
as the book unfolds into a surprisingly dark, deep conclusion. The book, which won Hugo and Nebula Awards, draws upon Willis' understanding of the universalities
of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit.
I have to say at first I really didn't like this book. and overall I could have lived with out the futuristic stuff, but as I got into the book, I could
see why Willis used it and what it gives to the story. The historical details were great and the characters, even the annoying ones were well-drawn. Definitely