Monday, September 28, 2015

Giveaway - The Secret Chord - Geraldine Brooks

Historical fiction fans, have I got a great giveaway for you today!! Geraldine Brooks's newest novel, The Secret Chord, releases October 6/15 and thanks to Viking Books, I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader!

What's it about? From the publisher:

"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." Read an excerpt of The Secret Chord.

"Geraldine Brooks is the author of four novels, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Marchand the international bestsellers Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, and Year of Wonders. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Her most recent novel, Caleb’s Crossing, was the winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity TodayBook Award, and was a finalist for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz." You can connect with Geraldine Brooks on Twitter, like her on Facebook as well as on her website.

If you think you'd like to read The Secret Chord, I have one copy to giveaway. Open to US only, no PO boxes please. Ends Oct 10/15. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

12 comments:

Kay said...

I'm looking forward to trying The Secret Chord. I've really enjoyed other books by Geraldine Brooks in the past.

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the giveaway - I think my mom would love this book!

rhonda said...

I am a fan of Geraldine Brooks.looking forward to reading her new book

traveler said...

This novel sounds exceptional. I enjoy this author's novels greatly. Thanks for this wonderful feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

sounds like a good book, looking forward to it

holdenj said...

I really enjoyed People of the Book and am looking forward to this new title! Thanks!

TarheelFIT1 said...

I really need to read something by Geradline Brooks. I have had her on my list for quite some time. :)

D Johnson said...

I would love to read this. I have never read this author.

Karin said...

Sounds good, thanks for the giveaway!

Margie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I have enjoyed some of her other books.

Nellie Evans said...

I've heard good things about the author, I'll have to learn more!

KAS said...

Geraldine Brooks's novel March was one of my summer reads and commanded much respect for her literary genius, to put it mildly. I would love to win the book; thanks so much, Luanne. Cheers, Kara S