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The Secret Chord

(2015)
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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 best-selling 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.

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Used availability for Geraldine Brooks's The Secret Chord


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Hardback Editions

November 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4087-0451-X / 978-1-4087-0451-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4104-8295-2 / 978-1-4104-8295-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-670-02577-1 / 978-0-670-02577-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-14-310976-6 / 978-0-14-310976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-59413-894-X / 978-1-59413-894-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-349-13935-0 / 978-0-349-13935-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4087-0593-1 / 978-1-4087-0593-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-61176-477-7 / 978-1-61176-477-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

October 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Secret Chord: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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