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Saturday, October 28 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
The Secret Chord

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Geraldine Brooks is the acclaimed author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. An early memoir, Foreign Correspondence, describes how, as a girl growing up in Australia, her international pen pals opened up the world to her and prefigured her career as a journalist and war correspondent. Her fiction includes the international bestseller Year of Wonders and the Pulitzer Prize–winning March. Brooks’s most recent historical novel, The Secret Chord, reimagines the story of the biblical King David. As the review in the New York Times put it, it makes a “masterly case for the generative power of retelling.” Brooks will discuss The Secret Chord and her writing life with Christopher Lydon, host of Open Source on WBUR. This session is sponsored by Massachusetts Center for the Book.

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Christopher Lydon

Christopher Lydon is an author and media personality, best known as the original host of WBUR’s The Connection and creator and host of Open Source.Open Source

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Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks has won awards both for writing the hard-hitting truth and for spinning fiction. For the first half of her career, she was a journalist and foreign correspondent, primarily for the Wall Street Journal. She and her husband, Tony Horwitz, won the 1990 Overseas Press... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Old South Guild Room