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Eifelheim

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Eifelheim

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Michael Flynn
publisher:
Tor Books
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

Two parallel stories occur in Michael Flynn’s Eifelheim: A modern historian and his physicist girlfriend investigate a medieval German town’s disappearance. In 1348, as the Black Plague sweeps Europe, a village priest makes a startling discovery in the woods.

For Fans of…
Brainy first-contact tales (Carl Sagan meets Umberto Eco).

Lowdown
Bursting with pungent historical detail and Big Theme musings, this dense, provocative novel offers big rewards to patient readers.