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books and profile for Geraldine Brooks

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

I have loved all of Geraldine Brooks’s novels but unfortunately this is probably my least favourite. Before this book I didn’t know much about the life of King David (I’m not sure why as he is an important historical figure … Continue reading

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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Sarajevo Haggadah is an important Jewish prayer book that originated in Spain in the fifteenth century. It is not typical of Jewish books of the time – containing elaborate art in an era where most Jewish books contained only … Continue reading

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Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

I have to admit the when I saw the description for this book, I was not overly interested. I read this book because ‘Year of Wonders’ by Geraldine Brooks was such a good book. ‘Caleb’s Crossing has turned out to … Continue reading

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Geraldine Brooks – profile and books

Born in Sydney Australia in 1955, Geraldine Brooks worked as a journalist before writing her first book. While working as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald Geraldine Brooks was awarded a scholarship to the journalism master’s program at Cambridge … Continue reading

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March by Geraldine Brooks

March is Geraldine Brook’s second novel (her first being Year of Wonders). The story is a very disturbing account of one man’s experiences as a chaplain for the Union army in the American civil war. The title character John March … Continue reading

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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

This is Geraldine Brook’s first novel and I found it brilliant and heart-wrenching. The setting is Eyam Derbyshire in 1665-1666 and is based on fact as this village was almost wiped out by the plague at the time. The story … Continue reading

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