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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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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.

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.

The Idea of Home

The Idea of Home: Boyer Lectures 2011

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."