Monday, October 19, 2015

Geraldine Brooks' six 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:
Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

Naslund builds Moby-Dick's scant references to Captain Ahab's young, unnamed bride into a textured story of a woman remarkable enough to have attracted such a man. Una, intellectual, brave, and ardent, is drawn into the roiling movements of antebellum America — transcendentalism, abolitionism, feminism. Her story is formidable enough to stand near Melville's classic.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue