Search Results: "Geraldine Brooks"


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FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE by Geraldine Brooks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Brooks discovers what many of us learn only as we age—that there's no place like home. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
An evocative, superbly written tale of a woman's journey to self-understanding. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Nonetheless, Brooks is a fine storyteller, though at times her tales feel incomplete. (Author tour)"
A well-crafted, absorbing account of Islamic women's lives as seen through the eyes of a secular-minded, Australian-born feminist journalist. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE OF THE BOOK by Geraldine Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Rich suspense based on a true-life literary puzzle, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Brooks (March, 2005, etc.)."
From 1480 Seville to 1996 Sarajevo, a priceless scripture is chased by fanatics political and religious. Its recovery makes for an enthralling historical mystery. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET CHORD by Geraldine Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A skillful reimagining of stories already well-known to any well-versed reader of the Bible gracefully and intelligently told."
"He was big enough, but no giant." With that gently dismissive allowance, spoken by the biblical King David, Brooks (Caleb's Crossing, 2011, etc.) continues to explore the meaning of faith and religion in ordinary life.Read full book review >

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YEAR OF WONDERS by Geraldine Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"In between the more hysterical moments, Brooks writes quite beautifully. But Year of Wonders was a mistake."
Painstaking re-creation of 17th-century England, swallowed by over-the-top melodramatics: a wildly uneven first novel by an Australian-born journalist. Read full book review >

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CALEB'S CROSSING by Geraldine Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"While no masterpiece, this work nevertheless contributes in good measure to the current and very welcome revitalization of the historical novel."
The NBA-winning Australian-born, now New England author (People of the Book, 2008, etc.) moves ever deeper into the American past. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2011 by Geraldine Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Each one of these stories could establish itself as some reader's favorite."
Another stellar selection from an anthology that has sustained high standards for 35 years. Read full book review >

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MARCH by Geraldine Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2005

"The battle scenes are riveting, the human drama flat."
Brooks combines her penchant for historical fiction (Year of Wonders, 2001, etc.) with the literary-reinvention genre as she imagines the Civil War from the viewpoint of Little Women's Mr. March (a stand-in for Bronson Alcott). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A solid use of provocative historical cases to raise new questions in the contemporary child-care debates, but with its rough style and chaotically veering judgments, it doesn't provide answers."
An intriguing but weakly argued introduction to an underexplored subject. Read full book review >

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DYING FOR YOU by Geraldine Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Evans brings wit and insight to this tale of looking for love in all the wrong places."
Detective Inspector Joseph Rafferty's brief flirtation with a dating service is complicated when the first two ladies to take his fancy turn up dead the morning after. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 17, 2011

"This one has a bit of a Huck Finn feel, and those readers who like their adventures with heavy doses of plot twists and tomfoolery will be smitten. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A companion to the achingly effervescent prairie epic Stop the Train! (2003). Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE'S SON by Geraldine McCaughrean
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The entire yarn is larger than life, and readers will be enthralled from the first line. (Fiction. 12-15)"
McCaughrean (The Bronze Cauldron, p. 661, etc.) swashes buckles with the best in this rousing tale of two British orphans stranded among Madagascar pirates with a pirate captain's troubled son. Read full book review >