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    • Caleb’s Crossing

    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: Jennifer Ehle
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 5 Min.
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    Caleb Cheeshateaumauk was the first native American to graduate from Harvard College back in 1665. Caleb’s Crossing gives voice to his little known story. Caleb, a Wampanoag from the island of Martha's Vineyard, seven miles off the coast of Massachusetts, comes of age just as the first generation of Indians come into contact with English settlers, who have fled there, desperate to escape the brutal and doctrinaire Puritanism of the Massachusetts Bay colony.

    Regulärer Preis: 17,95 €

    • People of the Book

    • A Novel
    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: Edwina Wren
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 53 Min.
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    This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain.

    When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - only begin to unlock its deep mysteries.

    Regulärer Preis: 31,95 €

    • Nine Parts of Desire

    • The Hidden World of Islamic Women
    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: Geraldine Brooks
    • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 13 Min.
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    Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women is the story of Brooks’ intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. In fundamentalist Iran, Brooks finagles an invitation to tea with the ayatollah’s widow—and discovers that Mrs. Khomeini dyes her hair.

    Regulärer Preis: 34,95 €

    • Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    • Writers Confront the Occupation
    • Autor: Michael Chabon - editor, Ayelet Waldman - editor, Colum McCann, und andere
    • Sprecher: Gabra Zackman, Fred Sanders
    • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 4 Min.
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    Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride and Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

    Regulärer Preis: 19,95 €

    • The Secret Chord

    • A Novel
    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: Paul Boehmer
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 6 Min.
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    With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times best-selling 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.

    Regulärer Preis: 33,95 €

    • Caleb's Crossing

    • A Novel
    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: Jennifer Ehle
    • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 6 Min.
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    In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. The narrator of Caleb's Crossing is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curious, she yearns after an education that is closed to her by her sex....

    Regulärer Preis: 31,95 €

    • Year of Wonders

    • A Novel of the Plague
    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: Geraldine Brooks
    • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 6 Min.
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    When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love.

    Regulärer Preis: 28,95 €

    • March

    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: Richard Easton
    • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 19 Min.
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    As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the war, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously researched, March is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history.

    Regulärer Preis: 28,95 €

    • Geraldine Brooks' People of the Book

    • Thalia Book Club
    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: John Hockenberry
    • Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 19 Min.
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    Brooks discusses her latest historical novel with award-winning journalist John Hockenberry, the host of WNYC's new morning show, The Takeaway. The book, inspired by a real rare illuminated manuscript, imagines its life from its creation in medieval Seville to the present, through the lives of the people who come into contact with the book. Actress Rita Wolf will perform an excerpt.

    Regulärer Preis: 5,95 €

    • Foreign Correspondence

    • A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over
    • Autor: Geraldine Brooks
    • Sprecher: Geraldine Brooks
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 20 Min.
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    As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Twenty years later, Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. 

    Regulärer Preis: 24,95 €