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Brooks, Geraldine. THE SECRET CHORD. New York City, NY: Viking Press, 2015. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 302 pages. As New.

The author's fifth novel. One of Geraldine Brooks' finest achievements. Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only for the exclusive use of the publisher and author. The ARC/Uncorrected Proof is now rare. Presents, in its Uncorrected Proof format, Geraldine Brooks' "The Secret Chord". "A vivid and original novel of King David, in the voice of the one man courageous enough to challenge him. Inspired by brief Biblical references to the lost book of Nathan, Brooks tells the story through the eyes of the courtier who both counseled and castigated David, and who is said to have chronicled his life" (Publisher's blurb). "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 Hoffmann). In other words, her novel is a literary attempt to restore in full what we have heard - and has been written, in bits and pieces - about the lost Book of Nathan, and brilliantly casts King David in a whole new light for our time as only Geraldine Brooks can. An absolute "must-have" title for Geraldine Brooks collectors. This copy of the Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof is very boldly and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (two days after the official release of the regular trade edition) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Geraldine Brooks 10.8.15 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for "March". One of the finest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GERALDINE BROOKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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