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Subject: Geraldine Brooks top six hf - what do you think?
Date Posted: 10/12/2015 2:15 PM ET
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I really like Geraldine Brooks  - especially Year of Wonder. She recently named her favorite six hf books. Three I have read: The Persian Boy, Wolf Hall, Cold Mountain. I def would put Persian Boy in my top six, but the other two would fall further down, I think.

The other three I haven't read: An Imaginary Life, Ahab's Wife, I Would be Extremely Happy in Your Company. I actually never heard of two of these three.

Thoughts?



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Date Posted: 10/15/2015 12:47 AM ET
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I enjoyed The Persian Boy very much, but I don't think it would make a top 6 or top 10 or even top 20 list.

I can't offer an opinion on any of the other books ... as an author and researcher, I guess Geraldine Brook's parameters are probably somewhat different than ours. :)

Oh, and P.S. ... I loved Year of Wonders!

Date Posted: 10/15/2015 12:47 AM ET
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Silly duplicate post!



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Date Posted: 11/27/2015 11:50 PM ET
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<3 her! I absolutely loved Year of Wonders! I also enjoyed March, People of the Book and Caleb's Crossing. Of those last three though, People of the Book was my least favorite. I am currently listening to The Secred Chord and am really enjoying it!

eta: Ok I didn't read the OP so great, ha! I haven't read any of the ones she named. I'll be checking into them though. Thanks!



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Date Posted: 11/28/2015 2:36 PM ET
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Let us know what you think of The Sacred Chord, Kelly. I heard her on NPR saying she was inspired to write this novel by her son who at a very young age wanted to learn to play the harp.

Date Posted: 11/29/2015 7:33 AM ET
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The only one of her books that I've read is Year of Wonders and I really liked that one. The others just haven't intrigued me enough to want to read them....