The Secret Chord

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Viking, 2015 - Bible - 302 pages
'The Secret Chord' provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of King 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

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"When Geraldine Brooks' young son Nathaniel wanted to play the harp, she wondered where his desire came from. The only harpist she knew was the shepherd David in the Bible, who became a harpist ... Read full review

The Secret Chord

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Brooks’s interest in religious commitment (People of the Book) accrues rich rewards in this ambitious and psychologically astute novel about the harp-playing, psalm-singing King David of the bible. A ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Geraldine Brooks is the author of two acclaimed works of nonfiction, "Nine Parts of Desire" and "Foreign Correspondence." A former war correspondent, her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

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