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The Secret Chord

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016

1000 BC. The Second Iron Age. The time of King David.

Anointed as the chosen one when just a young shepherd boy, David will rise to be king, grasping the throne and establishing his empire. But his journey is a tumultuous one and the consequences of his choices will resound for generations. In a life that takes him from obscurity to fame, he is by turns hero and traitor, glamorous young tyrant and beloved king, murderous despot and remorseful, diminished patriarch. His wives love and fear him, his sons will betray him. It falls to Natan, the courtier and prophet who both counsels and castigates David, to tell the truth about the path he must take.

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 enthral her many fans.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"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


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Used availability for Geraldine Brooks's The Secret Chord

Hardback Editions

November 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4087-0451-X / 978-1-4087-0451-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Chord (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
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
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Title: 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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October 2015 : Australia Hardback
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Title: The Secret Chord: The Australian Bestseller
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-7336-3217-3 / 978-0-7336-3217-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-14-310976-6 / 978-0-14-310976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-59413-894-X / 978-1-59413-894-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Secret Chord: The Australian Bestseller
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-7336-3626-8 / 978-0-7336-3626-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4087-0593-1 / 978-1-4087-0593-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-101-98081-8 / 978-1-101-98081-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Us
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-5100-4800-6 / 978-1-5100-4800-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


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


October 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon AU   


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


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


Kindle Editions

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


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