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The Secret Chord
By Paul Boehmer (narrator) and Geraldine Brooks
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin/Highbridge
Publication date October 6, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611764772
ISBN-10 1611764777
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 6 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $45.00
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: “A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns:  love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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from Gardners Books (November 5, 2015)
9781408704516 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $26.25
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (October 7, 2015)
9781410482952 | details & prices | 527 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.38 lbs | List price $37.99
from Viking Pr (October 6, 2015)
9780670025770 | details & prices | 302 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $27.95
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (October 4, 2016)
9780143109761 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $16.00
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Large print edition from Large Print Pr (October 4, 2016)
9781594138942 | details & prices | List price $16.00
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With David Paul | from Delta Systems Co Inc (October 1, 1991); titled "Finding Out: Level 1 Class Book"
9780435290207 | details & prices | 8.50 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $8.88
This edition also contains Finding Out: Level 1 Class Book
With John Atkinson | from Heinemann (December 1, 1980); titled "Flight"
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CD/Spoken Word
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With Paul Boehmer (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (October 6, 2015)
9781611764772 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $45.00
About: “A page turner.

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