Geraldine Brooks is a former Middle Eastern war correspondent who turned to writing novels. Her on-the-ground experiences have infused her fiction with the gritty realism of history in the making, including her novels "People of the Book" and the Pulitzer-Prize-winning "March."
Now she's written a bloody and compelling novel based on the life of the Bible's King David. Called "The Secret Chord," it vividly recreates the tribal society that David's ambition was forged in, and the brutal methods he used to rise to power.
Brooks discusses her book at 12:30 p.m. Sunday May 8 on KTCS Channel 9 on the books and authors interview show, "Well Read". Here's a preview, below – for more information, here's the Seattle Times review.