who is Geraldine Brooks?
satya - Thursday, January 10, 2008 1:07:33 PM
her home page
satya - Thursday, January 10, 2008 1:09:33 PM
who is she
Geraldine Brooks is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning and internationally bestselling novel March, a retelling of Louisa May Alcott?s beloved classic Little Women from the point of view of Mr. March, the absent father who goes off to war. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, published in 2001, is also an international bestseller. Set in 1666, Year of Wonders follows a young womans battle to save her family and her soul when the plague suddenly strikes the small Derbyshire village of Eyam. Brooks is the author of Foreign Correspondence (1997), a travel and adventure memoir which chronicles a childhood enriched by penpals from around the world, and her adult quest to find them. Foreign Correspondence won the Nita B. Kibble Award for women?s writing. Her first book, Nine Parts of Desire (1994), was based on her experiences among the Muslim women of the Middle East, and is an international bestseller that has been translated into seventeen languages.
satya - Thursday, January 10, 2008 1:10:54 PM
People of the book
satya - Thursday, January 10, 2008 1:11:47 PM
what is it about?
Inspired by the true story of a mysterious codex known as the Sarajevo Haggadah, People of the Book is a sweeping adventure through five centuries of history. From its creation in Muslim-ruled, medieval Spain, the illuminated manuscript makes a series of perilous journeys: through Inquisition-era Venice, fin-de-siecle Vienna, and the Nazi sacking of Sarajevo.
satya - Thursday, January 10, 2008 1:13:54 PM
why I want to read?
I have heard it on the NPR. Her excerpts that she read seem very very well written. I haven't found a writer that I have read recently that I could say writes very very well.
I should reserve my judgement and I should make it a point to read it.