What the Recommended are Recommending—Geraldine Brooks

by admin | Feb-08-2008

THIS WEEK, the NBCC launched our winter Good Reads list, drawn from the votes of our members and over a hundred former finalists and winners of our award. A new name on the fiction list was Geraldine Brooks, former foreign correspondent and author of the Pulitzer Prize winning “March,” for her novel, “People of the Book.” Here’s what Brooks is recommending these days:

Fall of Frost by Brian Hall.   Hall takes a real incident near the end
of the poet’s life, where he traveled to the Soviet Union to convince Khruschev to foreswear the bomb. From there he weaves a dark tapestry of the poet’s often tragic life and sometimes troubled mind.

Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March, and her novel Year of Wonders is an international bestseller. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

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