New York Times calls Secret Chord “blazing,” “masterly.”

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“A thundering, gritty, emotionally devastating reconsideration of the story of King David makes a masterly case for the generative power of retelling,” says Alana Newhouse in the Oct 25th Book Review.  “What’s added, to blazing effect, are the other characters…most crucially his mother and his wives…I dare readers to take in Brook’s rendition of it without crying at least once. (I did, three times.)”