Geraldine Brooks
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Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of the novels The Secret Chord, Caleb's Crossing, People of the Book, March (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006) and Year of Wonders, recently optioned by Andrew Lincoln. She has also written three works of non-fiction: Nine Parts of Desire, based on her experiences among Muslim women in the mideast, Foreign Correspondence, a memoir about an Australian childhood enriched by penpals around the world and her adult quest to find them, and The Idea of Home:Boyer Lectures 2011. Brooks started out as a reporter in her hometown, Sydney, and went on to cover conflicts as a Wall Street Journal correspondent in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. She now lives on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts with her husband Tony Horwitz, two sons, a horse, two dogs and three alpacas.

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    • People of the Book

    • A Novel
    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,776
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

    This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, fabulous, wonderful!!!

    • By Yvette on 03-13-09

    Regular price: $31.50

    • March

    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Richard Easton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 795
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 494

    As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the war, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, greatly narrated

    • By Paula on 07-30-06

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Nine Parts of Desire

    • The Hidden World of Islamic Women
    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Geraldine Brooks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women is the story of Brooks’ intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Auto-ethnography and good research

    • By Verna on 09-26-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Caleb's Crossing

    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 877
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 679
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 685

    In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good entry into fiction!

    • By Mary Sue on 05-31-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Year of Wonders

    • A Novel of the Plague
    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Geraldine Brooks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 968
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 808
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 816

    When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story- Awful Narrator

    • By Diana Dunn on 07-12-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Secret Chord

    • A Novel
    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 576
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 523

    A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book and March....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fictional Narrative of a great biblical character

    • By Mildred Enriquez on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Foreign Correspondence

    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Geraldine Brooks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Born in Sydney's western suburbs in the late 1950s, the young Geraldine Brooks longs to discover the vivid places where she believes history and culture are made....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Never finished it

    • By Pam on 04-09-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Boyer Lectures 2011: The Idea of Home

    • By: Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Geraldine Brooks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Pulitzer-prize winning author and journalist Geraldine Brooks talks about the concept of home and where the heart really is.....

    Regular price: $10.46

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