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The Secret Chord

(2015)
A novel by

 
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book, Year of Wonders and March comes a unique and vivid novel that retells the story of King David's extraordinary rise to power and fall from grace.

It's 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 arcs 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.

With stunning originality, acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks offers us a compelling portrait of a morally complex hero from this strange age - part legend, part history.

Full of drama and richly drawn detail, The Secret Chord is a vivid story of faith, family, desire and power that brings David magnificently alive.

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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 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
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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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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 Books
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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 : 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
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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 Lcc Us
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Audio Editions

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


October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Secret Chord: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Chord
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Chord: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Books
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