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The Secret Chord: A Novel

Brooks, Geraldine

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ISBN 10: 0670025771 / ISBN 13: 9780670025770
Editorial: Viking, U.S.A., 2015
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SIGNED FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING. PRISTINE CONDITION. Signed by Brooks after an appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia. We were the booksellers. Comes packed securely in a hard box for all domestic shipments. N° de ref. de la librería 001775

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Título: The Secret Chord: A Novel

Editorial: Viking, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2015

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Advanced praise for The Secret Chord
Brooks continues to explore the meaning of faith and religion in ordinary life. . .she skillfully retells David s story through the eyes of Natan. . .Of just as much interest as Brooks view of the politically astute lion in winter are her portraits of characters who are somewhat thinly fleshed in their biblical accounts, such as Batsheva, Yoav, Avner, even Avshalom. A skillful reimagining gracefully and intelligently told. "Kirkus Reviews"
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Advanced praise for The Secret Chord
With the verve of an adroit storyteller. . .Brooks evokes times and place with keenly drawn detail. . .Ambitious and psychologically astute. Publishers Weekly
A skillful reimagining. . .gracefully and intelligently told. Kirkus Reviews


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Advanced praise for "The Secret Chord"
With the verve of an adroit storyteller. . .Brooks evokes times and place with keenly drawn detail. . .Ambitious and psychologically astute. "Publishers Weekly"
A skillful reimagining. . .gracefully and intelligently told. "Kirkus Reviews"


"

Advanced praise for "The Secret Chord"
In her gorgeously written novel of ambition, courage, retribution, and triumph, Brooks imagines the life and character of King David in all his complexity. . .The language, clear and precise throughout, turns soaringly poetic when describing music or the glory of David s city. . .taken as a whole, the novel feels simultaneously ancient, accessible, and timeless. "ALA Booklist"
With the verve of an adroit storyteller. . .Brooks evokes times and place with keenly drawn detail. . .Ambitious and psychologically astute. "Publishers Weekly"
A skillful reimagining. . .gracefully and intelligently told. "Kirkus Reviews"

Praise for the work of Geraldine Brooks
For "Caleb s Crossing"
Beautifully written from beginning to end, it reconfirms Geraldine Brooks s reputation as one of our most supple and insightful novelists.
Jane Smiley, "The New York Times Book Review"
For "People of the Book"
There s a romance between Brooks and the world, and her writing is as full of heart and curiosity as it is intelligence and judgment.
"The Boston Globe"
For "March"
A beautifully wrought story about how war dashes ideals, unhinges moral certainties and drives a wedge of bitter experience and unspeakable memories between husband and wife.
"Los Angeles Times"
For "Year of Wonders"
A staggering fictional debut that matches journalistic accumulation of detail to natural narrative flair.
"The Guardian"


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Praise for "The Secret Chord"
In her gorgeously written novel of ambition, courage, retribution, and triumph, Brooks imagines the life and character of King David in all his complexity. . .The language, clear and precise throughout, turns soaringly poetic when describing music or the glory of David s city. . .taken as a whole, the novel feels simultaneously ancient, accessible, and timeless. "ALA Booklist"
With the verve of an adroit storyteller. . .Brooks evokes times and place with keenly drawn detail. . .Ambitious and psychologically astute. "Publishers Weekly"
A skillful reimagining. . .gracefully and intelligently told. "Kirkus Reviews"

Praise for the work of Geraldine Brooks
For "Caleb s Crossing"
Beautifully written from beginning to end, it reconfirms Geraldine Brooks s reputation as one of our most supple and insightful novelists.
Jane Smiley, "The New York Times Book Review"
For "People of the Book"
There s a romance between Brooks and the world, and her writing is as full of heart and curiosity as it is intelligence and judgment.
"The Boston Globe"
For "March"
A beautifully wrought story about how war dashes ideals, unhinges moral certainties and drives a wedge of bitter experience and unspeakable memories between husband and wife.
"Los Angeles Times"
For "Year of Wonders"
A staggering fictional debut that matches journalistic accumulation of detail to natural narrative flair.
"The Guardian"


"

Praise for "The Secret Chord"
A 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.
Alice Hoffman, "The Washington Post"
There s something bordering on the supernatural about Geraldine Brooks. She seems able to transport herself back to earlier time periods, to time travel. Sometimes, reading her work, she draws you so thoroughly into another era that you swear she s actually lived in it. With sensory acuity and a deep and complex understanding of emotional states, she conjures up the way we lived then. . .Brooks has humanized the king and cleverly added a modern perspective to our understanding of him. . .[Her] vision of the biblical world is enrapturing.
"The Boston Globe"
The David that bursts off the page in this chronicle is a larger-than-life commixture of virtues and flaws. . .I may be late to the party on the amazing Ms. Brooks, but "The Secret Chord" won me over. Its storytelling magic is as timeless as the tale it tells.
"The San Francisco Chronicle"
Rich and imaginative. . .Thanks to Brooks, David is as compelling as he is contradictory, with the writing in "The Secret Chord" as lyrical as the lyre that David plays.
" The Minneapolis Star Tribune"
Deeply sympathetic. . .Brooks offers new perspectives on a character whose story has captured the Western imagination for millennia. . .she breaks from the biblical version by giving voice to the voiceless women in David s life: wives and lovers, a daughter, a mother -- the beloved and the scorned.
--"The Chicago Tribune"
A compelling read, contemporary in its relevance. . ."The Secret Chord" is powerful storytelling, its landscape and time evoked in lyrical prose.
--"The Guardian"
The best historical fiction. . .Brooks gives the whole king his due. . .It s a tall order to breathe life into such a human being, and she manages it admirably. ---"NPR"
[A] deeply imaginative exploration of this once powerful but deeply flawed ruler. . .Brooks is a gifted, engrossing storyteller. Like "March" and "People of the Book," "The Secret Chord" is studded with action, interesting characters, sweeping timelines and moving scenes filled with drama and conflict. . .a timely and universal exploration of the limits of loyalty, the seductive and corrupting influence of power, and the intersections between sin and faith, punishment and redemption.
"" "The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"
George R.R. Martin s got nothing on the biblical chroniclers of David, kind of Israel. Incest? Treachery and murder? Marriages for love and political alliance? This is the original "Game of" "Thrones." . .Each of the members of David s court comes into sharp relief.
"" "The Miami Herald "
The Pulitzer-Prize winning author has succeeded in humanizing a mythic figure, breathing life, emotion, and literary resonance into a midrash that transforms David the King into David the Man.
" Haaretz.com"
In her gorgeously written novel of ambition, courage, retribution, and triumph, Brooks imagines the life and character of King David in all his complexity. . .The language, clear and precise throughout, turns soaringly poetic when describing music or the glory of David s city. . .taken as a whole, the novel feels simultaneously ancient, accessible, and timeless.
"ALA Booklist""

Praise for "The Secret Chord"
"The Secret Chord "athundering, gritty, emotionally devastating reconsideration of the story of King David makes a masterly case for the generative power of retelling. . .some of the magic here has to do with setting and time for sensory dramatics, it s hard to compete with the Iron Age Middle East. . .but Brooks s real accomplishment is that she also enables readers to feel the spirit of the place.
"The New York Times"
A 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.
Alice Hoffman, "The Washington Post"
There s something bordering on the supernatural about Geraldine Brooks. She seems able to transport herself back to earlier time periods, to time travel. Sometimes, reading her work, she draws you so thoroughly into another era that you swear she s actually lived in it. With sensory acuity and a deep and complex understanding of emotional states, she conjures up the way we lived then. . .Brooks has humanized the king and cleverly added a modern perspective to our understanding of him. . .[Her] vision of the biblical world is enrapturing.
"The Boston Globe"
The David that bursts off the page in this chronicle is a larger-than-life commixture of virtues and flaws. . .I may be late to the party on the amazing Ms. Brooks, but "The Secret Chord" won me over. Its storytelling magic is as timeless as the tale it tells.
"The San Francisco Chronicle"
It s this David gifted artist, vainglorious alpha male, conflicted husband and father that we meet in "The Secret Chord," the beautiful, subtle, grave new novel by Geraldine Brooks. . ."The Secret Chord" paints [a] fresh portrait of King David. . .For Brooks, David is interesting not for his status as the most beautiful man in art history, but, rather, for his matrix of contradictions. . .in this telling, he is the Bible s ultimate Machiavellian.
" USA Today"
Rich and imaginative. . .Thanks to Brooks, David is as compelling as he is contradictory, with the writing in "The Secret Chord" as lyrical as the lyre that David plays.
" The Minneapolis Star Tribune"
Deeply sympathetic. . .Brooks offers new perspectives on a character whose story has captured the Western imagination for millennia. . .she breaks from the biblical version by giving voice to the voiceless women in David s life: wives and lovers, a daughter, a mother -- the beloved and the scorned.
"" "The Chicago Tribune"
A compelling read, contemporary in its relevance. . ."The Secret Chord" is powerful storytelling, its landscape and time evoked in lyrical prose.
"" "The Guardian"
The best historical fiction. . .Brooks gives the whole king his due. . .It s a tall order to breathe life into such a human being, and she manages it admirably. -" NPR"
In "The Secret Chord," Brooks does what she does best: bring psychological realism and dramatic arc to a subject we scantly know from history and myth. . .The result yields a gripping tale of a ruler s stresses and sacrifices, his triumphs and shames. "The Secret Chord" reads like a Shakespeare history play with a dash of Machiavelli.
"" "The Dallas Morning News"
[A] deeply imaginative exploration of this once powerful but deeply flawed ruler. . .Brooks is a gifted, engrossing storyteller. Like "March" and "People of the Book," "The Secret Chord" is studded with action, interesting characters, sweeping timelines and moving scenes filled with drama and conflict. . .a timely and universal exploration of the limits of loyalty, the seductive and corrupting influence of power, and the intersections between sin and faith, punishment and redemption.
"" "The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"
George R.R. Martin s got nothing on the biblical chroniclers of David, kind of Israel. Incest? Treachery and murder? Marriages for love and political alliance? This is the original "Game of" "Thrones." . .Each of the members of David s court comes into sharp relief.
"" "The Miami Herald "
Like her beautiful descriptions of David as worshipful musician, Brooks' surface details befit the ancient story. Her delicate rendering of the spare, sun-pierced land is a painful foreshadowing of its still-embattled importance.
"Philadelphia Inquirer"
The Pulitzer-Prize winning author has succeeded in humanizing a mythic figure, breathing life, emotion, and literary resonance into a midrash that transforms David the King into David the Man.
" Haaretz.com"
In her gorgeously written novel of ambition, courage, retribution, and triumph, Brooks imagines the life and character of King David in all his complexity. . .The language, clear and precise throughout, turns soaringly poetic when describing music or the glory of David s city. . .taken as a whole, the novel feels simultaneously ancient, accessible, and timeless.
"ALA Booklist""

Praise for The Secret Chord
A 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.
Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post

The Secret Chord athundering, gritty, emotionally devastating reconsideration of the story of King David makes a masterly case for the generative power of retelling. . .some of the magic here has to do with setting and time for sensory dramatics, it s hard to compete with the Iron Age Middle East. . .but Brooks s real accomplishment is that she also enables readers to feel the spirit of the place.
The New York Times

There s something bordering on the supernatural about Geraldine Brooks. She seems able to transport herself back to earlier time periods, to time travel. Sometimes, reading her work, she draws you so thoroughly into another era that you swear she s actually lived in it. With sensory acuity and a deep and complex understanding of emotional states, she conjures up the way we lived then. . .Brooks has humanized the king and cleverly added a modern perspective to our understanding of him. . .[Her] vision of the biblical world is enrapturing.
The Boston Globe
The David that bursts off the page in this chronicle is a larger-than-life commixture of virtues and flaws. . .I may be late to the party on the amazing Ms. Brooks, but The Secret Chord won me over. Its storytelling magic is as timeless as the tale it tells.
The San Francisco Chronicle
It s this David gifted artist, vainglorious alpha male, conflicted husband and father that we meet in The Secret Chord, the beautiful, subtle, grave new novel by Geraldine Brooks. . .The Secret Chord paints [a] fresh portrait of King David. . .For Brooks, David is interesting not for his status as the most beautiful man in art history, but, rather, for his matrix of contradictions. . .in this telling, he is the Bible s ultimate Machiavellian.
USA Today
Rich and imaginative. . .Thanks to Brooks, David is as compelling as he is contradictory, with the writing in The Secret Chord as lyrical as the lyre that David plays.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Deeply sympathetic. . .Brooks offers new perspectives on a character whose story has captured the Western imagination for millennia. . .she breaks from the biblical version by giving voice to the voiceless women in David s life: wives and lovers, a daughter, a mother -- the beloved and the scorned.
The Chicago Tribune
A compelling read, contemporary in its relevance. . .The Secret Chord is powerful storytelling, its landscape and time evoked in lyrical prose.
The Guardian
The best historical fiction. . .Brooks gives the whole king his due. . .It s a tall order to breathe life into such a human being, and she manages it admirably. - NPR
In The Secret Chord, Brooks does what she does best: bring psychological realism and dramatic arc to a subject we scantly know from histo...

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