Throughout much of her career as a reporter, foreign correspondent and novelist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks (March) has worked to humanize stories from cultures that, to many of her readers, may seem archaic, brutal, and remote. She brings those skills to The Secret Chord, a novel about the life of King David. Told from the point of view of the people who love (and fear) him, this novel offers a new perspective on the biblical tale. Brooks will read excerpts from the book, discuss her creative process, and tell us what inspired her to write this story. In a 2015 interview on NPR about the book, Brooks said, “I think when women retell these stories, they ask different questions.”
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