Geraldine Brooks is the Harmony Library’s January 2012 – Author of the Month. Her book, Caleb’s Crossing, recently was chosen as the 2012 Reading Across Rhode Island book, and the Harmony Library’s Second Thursday Book Discussion Group plans to talk about Caleb’s Crossing at its February 9th meeting. If you want to be part of that discussion, ask for the novel at the Circulation Desk.
Brooks, born in Australia, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel, March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.
Brooks’ novels are so popular that it might be best to chose one of her earlier works such as March as an introduction to her writing.