The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David,
from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March

The Secret Chord

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Geraldine Brooks

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks grew up in Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the mideast, Africa and the Balkans. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her second novel, March. Her  novels Caleb’s Crossing and People of the Book were  New York Times best sellers. Her first novel, Year of Wonders is an an international bestseller, translated into more than 25 languages and currently optioned for a major motion picture starring Andrew Lincoln.

Non-Fiction by Geraldine Brooks

Non-Fiction

Geraldine Brooks is the author of three works of non-fiction. Her first book, Nine Parts of Desire, is a rich and riveting account of her six years living among the women of the Muslim mideast. Foreign Correspondence  is a memoir of an Australian childhood enriched by penpals from around the globe, and her adult quest to find them. The Idea of Home:Boyer Lectures 2011  is a series of four lectures distilling her experiences as an environmentalist, foreign correspondent and novelist.

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The Novels

Geraldine Brooks is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Secret Chord, the Pulitzer Prize–winning March and the international bestsellers Caleb’s CrossingPeople of the Book, and Year of WondersCaleb’s Crossing was the winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity Today Book Award, and was a finalist for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. People of the Book was named the Australian Book Industry Book of the Year in 2009. In 2010 she received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

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And the winner is...

And the winner is...


Honored to chair the National Book Award's Fiction jury, and to present the prize to Phil Klay, for Redeployment

Journal of a Plague Year

Journal of a Plague Year


Writing in The Guardian, reviewer Alfred Hickling professed himself stunned by Geraldine Brooks’ tale of the black death village that sacrificed itself for the health of…