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Geraldine Brooks (1) (1955–)

Autor/a de Els Guardians del Llibre

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13+ obres 34,741 Membres 1,614 Ressenyes 131 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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. (Publisher Provided) Geraldine Brooks was born in mostra'n més Sydney, Australia on September 14, 1955. She attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She worked as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years. In 1982, she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master's program at Columbia University in New York City. She later worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans. She has written both fiction and non-fiction books including Year of Wonders, Nine Parts of Desire, and The Secret Chord. She has won several awards including the Nita Kibble Literary Award for Foreign Correspondence, the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for March, the New England Book Award for Fiction and the Christianity Today Book Award for Caleb's Crossing, and the Australian Book of the Year Award and the Australian Literary Fiction Award in 2008 for People of the Book. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Geraldine Brooks

Els Guardians del Llibre (2008) 9,944 exemplars
Year of Wonders (2001) 8,713 exemplars
March (2005) 6,685 exemplars
Caleb's Crossing (2011) 3,337 exemplars
Horse (2022) 1,535 exemplars
The Secret Chord (2015) 1,435 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011) — Editor — 352 exemplars
The Idea of Home (2011) 22 exemplars

Obres associades

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (2017) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
The Sarajevo Haggadah (1963) — Editor, algunes edicions54 exemplars
Hebbes 4 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Altres noms
Brooks, Geraldine
Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Llocs de residència
Waterford, Virginia, USA
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
University of Sydney (BA)
Columbia University (MA, Journalisme | 1983)
Bethlehem College
Horwitz, Tony (Epoux)
The Wall Street Journal (Journaliste)
Sydney Morning Herald (Journaliste)
Harvard University, Sydney, Australie
Premis i honors
Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, Harvard University (2006)
Dayton Literary Peace Prize's Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
Helmerich Award (2009)
Prix Pulitzer de la fiction (2006)
Officier de l'Ordre de l'Australia (2016) (mostra-les totes 7)
Université de Sydney (Doctorat honoris causa)
Kris Dahl (ICM)
Biografia breu
Geraldine Brooks (born 14 September 1955) is an Australian-American journalist and novelist whose 2005 novel March won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

A native of Sydney, Geraldine Brooks grew up in its inner-west suburb of Ashfield. Her father, Lawrie Brooks, was an American big-band singer who was stranded in Adelaide on a tour of Australia when his manager absconded with the band's pay; he decided to remain in Australia, and became a newspaper sub-editor; her mother Gloria, from Boorowa, was a public relations officer with radio station 2GB in Sydney. She attended Bethlehem College, a secondary school for girls, and the University of Sydney. Following graduation, she was a rookie reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and, after winning a Greg Shackleton Memorial Scholarship, moved to the United States, completing a master's degree at New York City's Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1983. The following year, in the Southern France artisan village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, she married American journalist Tony Horwitz and converted to Judaism.

As a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, she covered crises in Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East, with the stories from the Persian Gulf which she and her husband reported in 1990, receiving the Overseas Press Club's Hal Boyle Award for "Best Newspaper or Wire Service Reporting from Abroad". In 2006, she was awarded a fellowship at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Brooks's first book, Nine Parts of Desire (1994), based on her experiences among Muslim women in the Middle East, was an international bestseller, translated into 17 languages. Foreign Correspondence (1997), which won the Nita Kibble Literary Award for women's writing, was a memoir and travel adventure about a childhood enriched by penpals from around the world, and her adult quest to find them.

Her first novel, Year of Wonders, published in 2001, became an international bestseller. Set in 1666, the story depicts a young woman's battle to save fellow villagers as well as her own soul when the bubonic plague suddenly strikes her small Derbyshire village of Eyam.



Group Read: Horse by Geraldine Brooks a 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (febrer 2023)


I didn't hate it but it got on my nerves. The plot was kind of stupid. The ending was interesting though, and plagues are always fun.
RaynaPolsky | Hi ha 413 ressenyes més | Apr 23, 2024 |
The novel's narrator is Anna, a young widow with two children. Anna lost her husband to a mining accident (the region is known for lead mining). To make ends meet, Anna takes in a border who is a tailor. He has brought with him bolts of cloth from London that are infected with fleas bearing the plague. The plague quickly spreads throughout the village. The local rector persuades the villagers to self-impose a quarantine. Anna serves as a house maid to the rector and becomes close to Elinor, the rector's wife. Elinor reveals a shocking incident in her young life involving a self-induced abortion of a pregnancy from a jilting lover. Anna knows two eccentric women who are healers of a sort and have a garden with many exotic plants and herbs. After the two healers are accused of witchcraft and are killed by a mob, Elinor and Anna cull the garden for salves and potions they use to alleviate the suffering of the stricken. Elinor is highly educated and is familiar with the works of Avincenna, a Muslim pioneer in medicine. Elinor had taught Anna to read as she recognized that Anna is very intelligent.

The novel uses an actual plague village from 1666 to tell the story. The horrors of the plague are vividly described. There are hundred of deaths, sometimes entire families. The plague brings out the best and worst of people. Anna's father and step mother are particularly repulsive. He is a drunkard who becomes a grave digger who extorts the families of the dead for his services, at one point he attempts to bury a boy alive. For this, he suffers a gruesome death at the hands of the outraged villagers. Anna's step mother loses her mind and in a frenzy unintentionally strikes Elinor with a knife killing her.

The plague runs its course. While still grieving Elinor, Richard has relations with Anna. He tells her that he was never intimate with Elinor, justifying his withholding of relations as her deserved atonement for her sin of aborting her baby. This shocks Anna and she withdraws from him. Anna encounters Elizabeth, the daughter of the local nobility. Elizabeth says her mother soon to die from a labor turned bad. Anna has had some experience as a midwife and goes to the Bradford estate to find that there has been an intentional effort to hasten the mother's death. After she successfully delivers the infant she observes Elizabeth trying to drown the new born. Her mother's pregancy was the result of an adulterous affair bringing shame on the family. Anna is falsely accused of taking jewels and, with the new born girl, flees. As she is being pursued she takes a ship which ultimately lands in Oman. She is taken in by Ahmen Bey, who, like Avincenna, is renowned for his advances in medicine. She becomes one of Bey's wives and bears his child. She becomes a medicine person, particularly for women who are not comfortable with male doctors.

The novel is well-plotted. The author has researched the effects of the disease. The descriptions of the sickness and violence are quite strong.
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stevesmits | Hi ha 413 ressenyes més | Apr 19, 2024 |
Historical fiction about the Civil War era's greatest racehorse, Lexington. Contains many facts related to horse racing at that time and the racism experienced by the Blacks at that time and today. Amazingly well researched.
podocyte | Hi ha 90 ressenyes més | Apr 18, 2024 |
Very good book by one of my favorite authors
Marcat | Hi ha 90 ressenyes més | Apr 13, 2024 |



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