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The Resource The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks

The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks

Label
The secret chord
Title
The secret chord
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize0́3winning 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 him0́4from 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
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
Storyline
Pace
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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435092
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E9665865-F77A-48B5-BCE4-7FE5B6D62F71
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn906814009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698411487
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E9665865-F77A-48B5-BCE4-7FE5B6D62F71
System control number
(OCoLC)906814009
Label
The secret chord, Geraldine Brooks
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E9665865-F77A-48B5-BCE4-7FE5B6D62F71
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn906814009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698411487
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E9665865-F77A-48B5-BCE4-7FE5B6D62F71
System control number
(OCoLC)906814009

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