Between the Covers on 04/23/09
Host Ed Goldberg interviews Geraldine Brooks about her latest book, People of the Book, an imagined history of an ancient Hebrew prayer book. Geraldine Brooks is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning and internationally bestselling novel March, a retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women from the point of view of Mr. March, the absent father who goes off to war. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, published in 2001, is also an international bestseller.
Brooks is the author of Foreign Correspondence (1997), a travel and adventure memoir which chronicles a childhood enriched by penpals from around the world, and her adult quest to find them. Foreign Correspondence won the Nita B. Kibble Award for women’s writing. Her first book of non-fiction, Nine Parts of Desire (1994), was based on her experiences among the Muslim women of the Middle East, and is an international bestseller that has been translated into seventeen languages.