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Geraldine Brooks - Author

About the Author

Geraldine Brooks is the author of Year of Wonders and the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, stationed in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East.

 

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Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2018

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2018

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

The Secret Chord

The Secret Chord

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 1000 BC. The Second Iron Age. The time of King David. Anointed as the chosen one when just a young shepherd boy, David will rise to be king, grasping the throne and establishing his empire. But his journey is a tumultuous one and the consequences of his choices will resound for generations. In a life that takes him from obscurity to fame, he is by turns hero and traitor, glamorous young tyrant and beloved king, murderous despot and remorseful, diminished patriarch. His wives love and fear him, his sons will betray him. It falls to Natan, the courtier and prophet who both counsels and castigates David, to tell the truth about the path he must take. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthral her many fans.

Secret Chord

Secret Chord

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

';A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.' Alice Hoffman, The Washington PostA rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of People of the Book and March.With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David's life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear himfrom the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans.From the Hardcover edition.

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Dames and Daughters of the French Court - Scholar's Choice Edition

Dames and Daughters of the French Court - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2015

Nine Parts of Desire The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/08/2012

Nine Parts of Desire The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/08/2012

Caleb's Crossing

Caleb's Crossing

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

The new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller `March', Sunday Times bestseller `Year of Wonders' and `People of the Book'. Martha's Vineyard, 1650s: Bethia Mayfield is a young girl growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor, amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless, bright and curious, but denied the education that her brothers receive, she slips away as often as she can to explore the island's wild landscapes and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At the age of twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the children form a secret friendship that gradually draws each into the alien world of the other. Meanwhile, Bethia's minister father is trying to convert the Wampanoag, awakening the wrath of the tribe's shaman against whose magic he must test his own beliefs. And when he takes it upon himself to educate Caleb, it will further divide the communities - within a year the boy is learning Latin and Greek, and leaves the island to study at Harvard. As Caleb makes the crossing into white culture, Bethia finds herself pulled in the opposite direction. Trapped by the narrow strictures of her faith and her gender, she seeks connections with Caleb's world that will challenge her beliefs and set her at odds with her community...

Foreign Correspondence

Foreign Correspondence

Author: Geraldine Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2012

An award-winning memoir from the bestselling author of March and Year of Wonders.Born in Sydney's western suburbs in the late 1950s, the young Geraldine Brooks longs to discover the vivid places where she believes history and culture are made. Penfriends from the Middle East, France and America offer her the window she craves on life beyond Australia's isolated backyard. With the aid of their letters, Brooks turns her bedroom into the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, the barricades of Parisian student protests and the swampy fields of an embattled kibbutz.Twenty years later and worlds away from her sheltered girlhood, Brooks is an award-winning foreign correspondent covering war and famine. Still intrigued by the foreign correspondents of her adolescence, she embarks on a human treasure hunt in Israel, France and the US to find them. Brooks discovers men and women whose lives have been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness.Foreign Correspondence is an intimate, moving and often humorous memoir of growing up in Australia in the 1960s that speaks directly to the heart of everyone who ever yearned to become a citizen of the world.

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