Monday, October 19, 2015

Geraldine Brooks's 6 favorite works of historical fiction

Geraldine Brooks's latest work of historical fiction is The Secret Chord, the story of the Bible's King David retold by his closest adviser. One of the author's six favorite works of historical fiction as shared at The Week magazine:
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

This Civil War novel has sentences that flash like brightly faceted jewels. But unlike most novels that warrant descriptives such as lapidary and liminal, it also has a propulsive plot and a deliciously sexy romance.
Read about another entry on the list.

Cold Mountain is among Charles Palliser's top ten neo-Victorian novels, Henry Winkler's best books, and Tunku Varadarajan's five most delectable combinations of fiction and food.

--Marshal Zeringue