Maryville Talks Books – Geraldine Brooks

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Secret Chord coverGeraldine Brooks
The Secret Chord

Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road

Lecture, Q&A, And Book Signing
(Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books)
Free and open to the public

In perhaps her most ambitious novel yet, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Geraldine Brooks takes on one of literature’s richest and most enigmatic figures: King David, a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his 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, as seen through the eyes of those who love or fear him.

 

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