All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

The secret chord: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
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 Mikal, 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.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781408705933
9780670025770
9781101925249
9781611764772
9781408704516
9781410482952
9780698411487
140870451
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 39c91152-cb06-7f55-2ee7-4fac50adef12
Full title secret chord
Author brooks geraldine
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 23:18:59PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-23 17:55:29PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Boehmer, Paul.
author Geraldine Brooks
author2-role Boehmer, Paul.
author_display Brooks, Geraldine
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, Donelson, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Annex - Adult Fiction, Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Bordeaux - Adult Fiction, Donelson - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Audiobook, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Inglewood - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Large Print, Old Hickory - Adult Audiobook, Old Hickory - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Audiobook, Southeast - Adult Fiction, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description Traces the arc of King David's 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.
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 39c91152-cb06-7f55-2ee7-4fac50adef12
isbn 140870451, 9780670025770, 9780698411487, 9781101925249, 9781408704516, 9781408705933, 9781410482952, 9781611764772
item_details ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749530|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749548|Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749555|Goodlettsville - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749563|Main Library - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749571|Old Hickory - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OH||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749589|Southeast - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047746965|Bordeaux - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BX||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047746973|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DO||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047746981|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047746999|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747005|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747013|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747021|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747039|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747047|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747054|Inglewood - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||IN||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747070|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747088|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747096|Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OH||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747104|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747112|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192048171064|Annex - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||AX||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192048171072|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192049340015|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Brooks|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000475965|35192047989896|Green Hills - Adult Large Print|Fiction Brooks Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000475965|35192047989904|Main Library - Adult Large Print|Fiction Brooks Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:25a55810-51ec-4742-934a-f012ba9b4ffc|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|3|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:e9665865-f77a-48b5-bce4-7fe5b6d62f71|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book, Large Print Book
last_indexed 2018-05-23T22:55:29.445Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction, Novels
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Brooks, Fiction Brooks, Fiction Brooks Large Type
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Annex, Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, Donelson, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9781408705933
publishDate 2015
record_details ils:CARL0000470240|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Penguin Group,|[2015]|11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000471256|Book|Books||English|Viking,|[2015]|xiv, 302 pages : map ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000475965|Large Print|Books|Large print edition.|English|Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,|2015.|527 pages (large print) : illustration, map; 23 cm., overdrive:25a55810-51ec-4742-934a-f012ba9b4ffc|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2015|, overdrive:e9665865-f77a-48b5-bce4-7fe5b6d62f71|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749530|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749548|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749555|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749563|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749571|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000470240|35192047749589|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047746965|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047746973|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047746981|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047746999|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747005|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747013|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747021|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747039|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747047|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747054|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747070|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747088|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747096|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747104|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192047747112|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192048171064|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192048171072|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000471256|35192049340015|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000475965|35192047989896|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000475965|35192047989904|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:25a55810-51ec-4742-934a-f012ba9b4ffc|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:e9665865-f77a-48b5-bce4-7fe5b6d62f71|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
series Thorndike Press large print core
series_with_volume Thorndike Press large print core|
subject_facet Audiobooks, Bible. -- Old Testament -- History of Biblical events -- Fiction, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Australian, David, -- King of Israel -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Australian, Israel -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction, Large type books, Religious fiction, Religious fiction, Australian
title_display The secret chord
title_full The Secret Chord A Novel, The secret chord / Geraldine Brooks, The secret chord [sound recording] : a novel / Geraldine Brooks, The secret chord [text (large print)] / Geraldine Brooks
title_short The secret chord
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Australian, David, Fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Australian, History of Biblical events, Kings and rulers, Large type books, Literature, Religious fiction, Religious fiction, Australian