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The Resource The Secret Chord : A Novel, (electronic resource :)

The Secret Chord : A Novel, (electronic resource :)

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The Secret Chord : A Novel
Title
The Secret Chord
Title remainder
A Novel
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Geraldine Brooks
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eng
Summary
2A 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.3 – 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 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. From the Hardcover edition
Summary
Brooks does it again, in this fascinating and richly detailed fictionalized account of the life and times of King David. We see David as he might actually have been: a charismatic leader of men, both brutal and conflicted. This is perfect for historical fiction readers who enjoy lots of detail and believable characters. It transports you to the times and places inhabited by David. -- Marilee Cogswell for LibraryReads
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  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
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MnSpTMCL
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no index present
Intended audience
General adult
Literary form
fiction
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adult
Label
The Secret Chord : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-gx59fg9
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9780698411487
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unknown
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320 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780698411487
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
gx59fg9
Label
The Secret Chord : A Novel, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-gx59fg9
Publication
Control code
9780698411487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
320 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780698411487
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
gx59fg9

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