Geraldine Brooks Watch #7

Short Notices

"The Hindu Literary Review" on People of the Book: "A gripping, intricate account by Geraldine Brooks of how a very rare, ancient prayer book was restored."
The "A Life in Books" weblog on Year of Wonders: "Anna's story doesn't end with the plague, and where she ends her journey is both surprising and satisfying, especially since it doesn't always appear that the story will take the turns it does."
The "Garish & Tweed" weblog enjoyed People of the Book, but wish it had been written by someone else. Which is a review point that you don't come across very often.
The "endomental" weblog found March "fascinating, if overblown".
Rebecca Adler, on the "The Inside Cover" weblog, seems to have really enjoyed Year of Wonders: "When I first saw this book I knew it was going to be an easy read, merely because of its length (only 336 pages!). What I didn't know was how much I'd enjoy reading it. This book packed in a ton of information, along with many vivid scenes. Time and again I found myself being shocked by how much I learned from this book and how many different places/people were described in so few pages. Brooks is an amazing writer for both her economy of words and her ability to tell a story well."
"The life domestic" weblog went on a bit of a Brooks-reading spree after "reading and loving March."
The "A Book a Week" weblog has a look at Year of Wonders.
Megan Michelle on Year of Wonders: "This is one of my all time favourite books, by an author whose work I enjoy every time. Obviously I love this book. Except for the epilogue that is. I find it completely incongruous with the rest of the book. Every time I reread this book I declare that I'm going to stop before the epilogue. I never actually do though, and always end up annoyed that I didn't stop."
RabbitReader on March: "It is hard to believe the horror that must have been the Civil War, but Brooks does a masterful job of telling this story in a 19th century voice complete with semi-colons. March compares favorably with the tone provided by Ken Burns' quoting of letters and diaries in his marvelous documentary on the Civil War."


If you're looking for more information about the author and her books you can find it on her website.

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