Once again Brooks writes a tale of historical fiction from the distant past. This time she tells of the adult life of David, the Biblical figure who slayed Goliath an went on to rule the nation of Israel. Brooks gives us insight into a complex leader as well as into some of his wives, children and nephews. David was a great warrior who could, at times be warm and loving, and, at other times, be cruel and hard-hearted. Told through the ears, eyes and voice of Natan, David’s seer, The Secret Chord is a must for fans of Geraldine Brooks.
FYI-Since January 3rd, I have been working at The Book Bin in Northbrook, Illinois. If you’re in the neighborhood, come in and visit. It would be great to chat face to face about the books we’ve read and enjoyed.