The next meeting of the Central St. Matthew Daytime Book Club will be February 28 at 10 am at the home of Arlean Fermanis. For that meeting we will be reading, The Secret Chord by by Geraldine Brooks. For directions to the meeting call Arlean at 504-289-7647.
The book is available from Amazon in Kindle and paper back and both the New Orleans and Jefferson Parish Libraries have copies available. Hope you can all make it.
From the Amazon web site:
“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 Mikhal, 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.”