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The Resource The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks

The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks

Label
The secret chord
Title
The secret chord
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.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 Mikal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans."
Member of
Summary
Brooks does it again, in this fascinating and richly detailed fictionalized account of the life and times of King David. We see David as he might actually have been: a charismatic leader of men, both brutal and conflicted. This is perfect for historical fiction readers who enjoy lots of detail and believable characters. It transports you to the times and places inhabited by David. -- Marilee Cogswell for LibraryReads
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435092
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.B7153
LC item number
S43 2015b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5758196
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
527 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482952
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015032568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn912382125
  • (OCoLC)912382125
Label
The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5758196
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
527 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482952
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015032568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn912382125
  • (OCoLC)912382125

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