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Geraldine Brooks

Australia (b.1955)

Geraldine Brooks was born and raised in Australia. After moving to the USA she worked for eleven years on the Wall Street Journal, covering stories from some of the world's most troubled areas, including Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, was set during the English plague year of 1666, and became an international bestseller. She lives with her husband and son in rural Virginia and is currently a fellow at Harvard University.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
   Year of Wonders (2001)
   March (2005)
   People of the Book (2008)
   Caleb's Crossing (2011)
   The Secret Chord (2015)
   Horse (2022)
Non fiction show
Geraldine Brooks recommends
The Glassmaker (2024)
Tracy Chevalier
"This charming fable is at once a love story that skips through six centuries, and also a love song to the timeless craft of glassmaking. Chevalier probes the fierce rivalries and enduring loyalties of Murano's glass dynasties, capturing the roar of the furnace, the sweat on the skin, and the glittering beauty of Venetian glass."
Leaving (2024)
Roxana Robinson
"What does love demand of us, and who must pay the price? Leaving is a searing interrogation of honor and passion. It dissects the hidden cost of the choices we make, and the consequences with which we must endeavor to live."
The Last of What I Am (2023)
Abigail Cutter
"What really haunts us--our own mistakes, or the weight of history? Based closely on the true story of her own uncanny encounters in an inherited antebellum Virginia farmhouse and old letters she found there, Abbie Cutter has crafted a novel that plumbs the painful history of a common soldier in the Civil War and the burdens he cannot set down. A riveting read, rich in historic detail and moral complexity."

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Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2006) : March
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book nominee (2006) : March

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