Books by Geraldine Brooks

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Horse

A discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, Pulitzer Prize winning Geraldine Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking 19th century thoroughbred, Lexington, who became America’s greatest stud sire, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, the powerful bond between people and animals, and our unfinished reckoning with race and injustice.
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Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

The Secret Chord

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.
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Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Caleb’s Crossing

A richly imagined new novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller, People of the Book. Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.
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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

People of the Book

Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author.
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March by Geraldine Brooks

March

From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd).
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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Year of Wonders

Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.
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Nine Parts of Desire

As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women.
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Foreign Correspondence

From adolescent pen pal in the suburbs of Australia to prize-winning foreign correspondent, Geraldine Brooks presents an intimate and captivating memoir. Born on Bland Street in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longs to discover the vivid place where history happens and culture comes from.
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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 Idea of Home

The Idea of Home: Boyer Lectures

Each year since 1959, Australia's national broadcaster invites a prominent Australian to reflect on major issues in a series of radio talks. In her series of four lectures, published by ABC Books, Geraldine Brooks considers the layered meanings of "home."
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