New Release Books by Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of Fight of the Century (2021), The Secret Chord (2016), Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days - Scholar's Choice Edition (2015), Caleb's Crossing (2012) and other 75 books.

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Fight of the Century

release date: Jan 19, 2021
Fight of the Century
The American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in this “forceful, beautifully written” (Associated Press) collection that brings together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays “full of struggle, emotion, fear, resilience, hope, and triumph” (Los Angeles Review of Books) about landmark cases in the organization’s one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in—Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona—need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights—which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU’s spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU’s stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.

The Secret Chord

release date: Oct 04, 2016
The Secret Chord
“A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post 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 Mikhal, 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.

Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days - Scholar's Choice Edition

release date: Feb 12, 2015
Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days - Scholar's Choice Edition
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Caleb's Crossing

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Caleb's Crossing
Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain''s son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March. Reprint.

Boyer Lectures 2011

release date: Dec 01, 2011
Boyer Lectures 2011
A compelling Boyer Lecture from Australian literary sensation Geraldine Brooks. For theBoyer Lecture 2011, best-selling author and journalist Geraldine Brooks tackles the topic of the Idea of Home. Drawing on her personal experience from being an adolescent pen pal to being a foreign correspondent in some of the world''s most dangerous countries to being a writer of several award winning books including the Pulitzer Prize winner, March, Brooks reflects on what it means to be both a global citizen and a novelist at home in an increasingly fractured world. the individual lectures are: Our Only Home, A Home on Bland Street, A Writer at Home and At Home in the World

Dames and Daughters of the French Court

release date: Feb 23, 2019
Dames and Daughters of the French Court
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Romances of Colonial Days (Classic Reprint)

release date: Oct 26, 2017
Romances of Colonial Days (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Romances of Colonial Days It has been my wish by blending gold and alloy, fact and fancy, to fashion rings of romance that shall make real to us, near and dear to us, the heroes and heroines of colonial romance, the atmos phere they breathed, the time in which they lived. That time, that atmosphere, those heroes and hero ines are not so far removed but that we should feel their kinship; and it is with the hope that this kinship may be realized that I offer these Ro mances of Colonial Days. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

People of the Book

release date: Jul 14, 2011
People of the Book
A novel from the author of ‘March’ and ‘Year of Wonders’ takes place in the aftermath of the Bosnian War, as a young book conservator arrives in Sarajevo to restore a lost treasure.

March

release date: Dec 01, 2011
March
Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize For Fiction. From the author of the acclaimed YEAR OF WONDERS, an historical novel and love story set during a time of catastrophe, on the front lines of the American Civil War. Acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks gives us the story of the absent father from Louisa May Alcott''s LITTLE WOMEN - and conjures a world of brutality, stubborn courage and transcendent love. An idealistic abolitionist, March has gone as chaplain to serve the Union cause. But the war tests his faith not only in the Union - which is also capable of barbarism and racism - but in himself. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness, March must reassemble and reconnect with his family, who have no idea of what he has endured. A love story set in a time of catastrophe, March explores the passions between a man and a woman, the tenderness of parent and child, and the life-changing power of an ardently held belief. ''A moving and inspirational tour de force'' - Los Angeles Times Book Review ''Compelling... MARCH takes you on a fulfilling and engaging journey'' - Sunday Telegraph

Foreign Correspondence

release date: Jan 26, 2011
Foreign Correspondence
As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Twenty years later Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Intimate, moving, and often humorous, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet heart of every girl who has ever yearned to become a woman of the world.

Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic

release date: Sep 01, 2013
Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... ii. sarah jay, wife of john jay. Born in New York, August, 1757. Died at Bedford, N.Y., May 28,1802. "She exhibited from her youth, amid trial and hardship, a steadfast devotion to her country, and amid the gay society of Paris and New York preserved unimpaired her gentleness, amiability, and simplicity."--John Jay, Jr. "I Am going to let in some of the air and moonlight of this beautiful night, my guests," said Mrs. Jay and, as she spoke, she opened the door that led out upon the terrace of her pleasant villa at Challiot. "How mild your French weather is," she commented. "At home ''tis never like this in January," and she lingered a moment looking out into the clear bright night, a graceful figure in her high head dress and brilliant evening gown. The scene that stretched before her, the stone court and winding garden paths, the grassy slopes and distant river-view, lay white and still in the soft light. Her glance rested upon it musingly, while her thoughts went back to other January moons which had seen her skating on the Hudson or sleighing over the rough country roads of her New Jersey home. She was recalled to the present by the merry raillery of her guests who sat, cosily sipping their tea, in her pretty pink and white salon. They had turned toward her in smiling recognition of her abstraction. "La belle Americaine is sad," they remarked in teasing tones, using the name by which she had come to be known in Paris circles; "she is homesick for her husband." Mrs. Jay protested with a gay laugh and, shutting out the moonlight scene, returned to her seat among them. "I wish that Mr. Jay were here to-night to see you all," she said cordially; "he loves an evening like this spent in his own home with a few chosen friends about him." The...

Nine Parts of Desire

release date: Sep 28, 2011
Nine Parts of Desire
Discover the acclaimed non-fiction of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks. ‘Frank, enraging and captivating.’ The New Yorker Australian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised and sophisticated assistant at the Cairo bureau of the Wall Street Journal suddenly ''adopted the uniform of a Muslim fundamentalist'', Geraldine Brooks set out to discover the truth about women and Islam. Sometimes adopting a chador as camouflage, she was granted meetings (and often astonishingly intimate insights) by everyone from Queen Noor of Jordan to former Iranian President Rafsanjani''s daughter. She met with Palestinians protesting about ''honour killings'' for adultery and sheltered girls transformed into warriors by the Emirates'' armed forces. Throughout the Middle East, Brooks was invited into the homes and lives of these women where she found real stories that overturn western stereotypes. With an Afterword by the author.

Caleb’s Crossing

release date: Apr 28, 2011
Caleb’s Crossing
A novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller ‘March’, ‘Year of Wonders’ and ‘People of the Book’.
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