What can I say? I really enjoy fiction, most especially historical fiction. I stumbled upon Elizabeth
The book is centered around discovering a cure for Tuberculosis. The historical information, trials and errors in treating the disease, and the misery of those afflicted brought the pages to life. Honestly, I had no idea the horrific magnitude of this disease until reading this novel. It isn't often that I read the Historical Note in the back of the book, but I wanted to learn more.
This book was filled with Camden's trademarks: characters with real depth, complexities in everyday life, no simple solutions, yet hopeful. It was a beautiful novel, I learned a lot, and it touched me deeply. I'm not sure what else one can hope for when picking up a novel. Beautiful.