The Secret Chord

Registered by kaila-ann of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA on 3/6/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by kaila-ann from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Product description:

A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March.

With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now , Brooks takes on one of literature’s richest and most enigmatic figures: 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.

The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of 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 Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans.

Selected from the Myrtle Beach, SC LFL #15576

Journal Entry 2 by kaila-ann at Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA on Monday, March 11, 2019

Released 3 yrs ago (3/11/2019 UTC) at Galivants Ferry, South Carolina USA


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Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, May 15, 2022
rabck from kaila-ann; The author culls the pieces of King David that are scattered in different books of the old and new Testament, to paint this composite historical fiction tale mostly told by the prophet Natan who writes down what he knows, and what some of David's wives know. While David is often beloved, he is also a murderous man with poor self control. Many, many battles. Once he wrests control from King Saul, and he then sets to unify the various tribes under himself, sometimes willing and sometimes by brute force.

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, May 15, 2022

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From your wishlist. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Thank you for sharing this book with me. It arrived today.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Monday, June 20, 2022
An interesting and well researched novel on the life of King David. Geraldine Brooks bought the character to life with emotions.

Journal Entry 8 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, June 25, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (6/25/2022 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA


Enjoy! KTM RABCK to dvg for Allergic to A Release challenge 2022

Journal Entry 9 by dvg at Toms River, New Jersey USA on Monday, July 4, 2022
Arrived safely in NJ. Sorry for the short delay in JEing its arrival. I have enjoyed several books by this author and am excited to receive this one.Looking forward to reading and sharing this book. Thank you for sending this one to me.

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