Biography

Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of five novels: the Pulitzer Prize-winning MARCH and the international bestsellers THE SECRET CHORD, CALEB'S CROSSING, PEOPLE OF THE BOOK and YEAR OF WONDERS. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works NINE PARTS OF DESIRE: The Hidden World of Islamic Women and FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. CALEB'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. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz.

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Books by Geraldine Brooks

by Geraldine Brooks - Fiction, Historical Fiction

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 him --- from 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.

by Geraldine Brooks - Fiction

Bethia Mayfield lives among pioneers and Puritans of the 17th century. She yearns for an education, but her gender forbids it. At 12 she encounters Caleb, the Native American son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret friendship. When Caleb goes to Cambridge to study Latin and Greek, Bethia finds herself there too --- but she is indentured as a housekeeper.

by Geraldine Brooks - Fiction, Historical Fiction

From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March. Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.