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Geraldine Brooks

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Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues.

In 1982 she won the Greg Shackleton Australian News Correspondents scholarship to the journalism master’s program at Columbia University in New York City. Later she worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans.

She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March
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Average rating: 3.91 · 304,781 ratings · 30,312 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Year of Wonders

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People of the Book

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Caleb's Crossing

3.80 avg rating — 47,003 ratings — published 2011 — 40 editions
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March

3.72 avg rating — 42,534 ratings — published 2004 — 41 editions
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Nine Parts of Desire: The H...

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The Secret Chord

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Foreign Correspondence: A P...

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The Best American Sampler 2011

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The Idea of Home

3.79 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Hearing the Unheard: Recovering Women’s Voices in Historical Fiction
Author appearance, September 14, 2016 07:00AM
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge Street , Omaha, NE, US

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May 2011, Geraldine Brooks
"Harvard's first Native American student graduated in 1665. Now, the writer who gave us People of the Book recounts his story in the historical novel Caleb's Crossing." ...More

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“For to know a man's library is, in some measure, to know his mind.”
Geraldine Brooks, March

“To know a man's library is, in some measure, to know a man's mind.”
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“A book is more than the sum of its materials. It is an artifact of the human mind and hand.”
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