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Brooks, Geraldine

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Works: 82 works in 592 publications in 19 languages and 28,929 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  War fiction  Novels  Biography  Religious fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Other, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9619.3.B7153, 823.914
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Caleb's crossing by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
53 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,130 libraries worldwide
In this novel, the author takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, she has created a tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. The narrator of the story is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curious, she yearns after an education that is closed to her by her sex. As often as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a tentative secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's minister father tries to convert the Wampanoag, awakening the wrath of the tribe's shaman, against whose magic he must test his own beliefs. One of his projects becomes the education of Caleb, and a year later, Caleb is in Cambridge, studying Latin and Greek among the colonial elite. There, Bethia finds herself reluctantly indentured as a housekeeper and can closely observe Caleb's crossing of cultures. Bethia proves an emotionally irresistible guide to the wilds of Martha's Vineyard and the intimate spaces of the human heart
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
84 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,015 libraries worldwide
This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the "Plague Village," in the rugged mountain spine of England. In 1666, a tainted bolt of cloth from London carries bubonic infection to this isolated settlement of shepherds and lead miners. A visionary young preacher convinces the villagers to seal themselves off in a deadly quarantine to prevent the spread of disease. The story is told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Anna Frith, the vicar's maid, as she confronts the loss of her family, the disintegration of her community, and the lure of a dangerous and illicit love. As the death toll rises and people turn from prayers and herbal cures to sorcery and murderous witch-hunting, Anna emerges as an unlikely and courageous heroine in the village's desperate fight to save itself
People of the book : a novel by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
35 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,700 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book's history
The secret chord by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
22 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,777 libraries worldwide
Traces the arc of King David's 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
Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
50 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 2,720 libraries worldwide
Nine Parts of Desire is much more than a captivating work of firsthand reportage; it is also an acute analysis of the world's fastest-growing religion, deftly illustrating how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify the repression of women. It was, after all, the Shiite leader Ali who proclaimed that "God created sexual desire in ten parts, then gave nine parts to women."
March by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,720 libraries worldwide
From the author of the international bestseller "Year of Wonders" comes a powerful love story set against the catastrophe of the Civil War. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic "Little Women," Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, and added adult resonance to portray the moral complexity of war and a marriage tested by the demands of extreme idealism
Caleb's crossing [a novel] by Geraldine Brooks( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
Growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans, Bethia Mayfield yearns for an education that is closed to her due to her gender. As soon as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observes its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other
People of the book by Geraldine Brooks( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,592 libraries worldwide
In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up
Year of wonders by Geraldine Brooks( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
When the plague visits an isolated village in the English countryside, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers endure a self-imposed quarantine to keep the disease from spreading
The secret chord : a novel by Geraldine Brooks( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
Based on the story of King David, traces his journey from an obscure shepherd to a hero and king before his fall
March by Geraldine Brooks( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
"As the North reels under a series of defeats during the first years of the Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will change his marriage and challenge his ardently held beliefs"--Container
The best American short stories 2011 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources
Louisa May Alcott : the woman behind Little women ( visu )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Filmed on location at many places actually frequented by the real persons portrayed and featuring a script written from primary sources, this documentary tells the life story of American author Louisa May Alcott, chronicling her efforts to rescue her family from poverty and find wealth, fame, and happiness for herself. Includes animations and commentary from Alcott scholars, novelist Geraldine Brooks, and the "literary sleuths" who uncovered Alcott's lost thrillers
Imazighen : the vanishing traditions of Berber women by Margaret Courtney-Clarke( Book )
11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
In a part of North Africa where, within miles, the backdrop can change dramatically from snow-blasted mountains to wind-scoured dunes live the Berber people of the Atlas Mountains. In the third book of her trilogy on African women, world-renowned photojournalist Margaret Courtney-Clarke examines the difficult lives and remarkable arts of Berber women. As modern times and modern warfare in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia have encroached on their centuries-old traditions, Berber women have begun to give up the old ways. Imazighen: The Vanishing Traditions of Berber Women is a record of a quickly disappearing way of life. As in her earlier books, Ndebele: The Art of an African Tribe and African Canvas: The Art of West African Women, Courtney-Clarke succeeds in capturing the spirit of the women by experiencing their world from season to season and by respecting their values and traditions. Through photographs, interviews, and observations, Courtney-Clarke documents the Berber women as they stoically carry water and firewood on their backs for miles of rocky terrain. And she records the beauty they have magically produced in their lives - through their spinning and weaving and their carefully coiled pottery - a metaphor for survival and creativity. Geraldine Brooks, award-winning journalist and an expert on life in the Middle East, accompanied Courtney-Clarke on her last trip to North Africa, and has written moving, thoughtful essays on the struggle of existence among the Berbers. With a glossary of Berber terms and a detailed map of the region, this book is not only a handsomely illustrated volume of the triumph of the arts of the Berber women, but a dramatic record of a people yielding to the pressures of the twentieth century
Les Femmes dans l'Islam : un monde caché by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
35 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Forfatteren, der er journalist, giver gennem en række samtaler med forskellige islamiske kvinder et billede af den muslimske kvindeverden med dens mange facetter
Nine parts of desire the hidden world of Islamic women by Geraldine Brooks( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Muslim women, and the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives
The idea of home by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
For the Boyer Lecture 2011, best-selling author and journalist Geraldine Brooks tackles the topic of The Idea of Home. Drawing on her personal experience from being an adolescent pen pal to being a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous countries to being a writer of several award-winning books including the Pulitzer Prize winner March, Brooks reflects on what it means to be both a global citizen and a novelist at home in an increasingly fractured world. The individual lectures are: Our Only Home, A Home on Bland Street, A Writer at Home and At Home in the World
I custodi del libro by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Nine parts of desire : the hidden world of Islamic women by Geraldine Brooks( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Muslim women, and the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives
Foreign correspondence by Geraldine Brooks( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Born in Sydney's western suburbs in the late 1950s, the young Geraldine Brooks longs to discover the vivid places where she believes history and culture are made. Penfriends from the Middle East, France and America offer her the window she craves on life beyond Australia's isolated backyard. With the aid of their letters, Brooks turns her bedroom into the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, the barricades of Parisian student protests and the swampy fields of an embattled kibbutz. Twenty years later and worlds away from her sheltered girlhood, Brooks is an award-winning foreign correspondent covering war and famine. Still intrigued by the foreign correspondents of her adolescence, she embarks on a human treasure hunt in Israel, France and the US to find them. Brooks discovers men and women whose lives have been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Foreign Correspondence is an intimate, moving and often humorous memoir of growing up in Australia in the 1960s that speaks directly to the heart of everyone who ever yearned to become a citizen of the world
 
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Alternative Names
Brooks, Geraldine 1955-
Geraldina Brooks
Geraldine Brooks australische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin
Geraldine Brooks schrijfster uit Australië
Geraldine Brooks scrittrice e giornalista australiana
Geraldine Brooksová
Брукс, Джеральдина
ברוקס, ג'רלדין 1955-
جرالدین بروکس ژورنالیست و نویسنده استرالیایی
جيرالدين بروكس، 1955-
เจอราลดีน บรุคส์
브룩스, 제럴딘 1955-
ジェラルディン・ブルックス
ブルックス, ジェラルディン
Languages
English (399)
German (36)
Italian (28)
French (16)
Hebrew (5)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (3)
Arabic (3)
Polish (3)
Urdu (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
Serbian (2)
Croatian (1)
Bosnian (1)
Romanian (1)
Korean (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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