Books The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks Hardcover, 302 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Secret ChordAuthorGeraldine Brooks Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Based on the story of King David, traces his journey from an obscure shepherd to a hero and king before his fall. Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Awards and Recognition 4 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List Also by Geraldine Brooks March Year of Wonders The Best American Short Stories 2011 People of the Book Caleb's Crossing Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Secret Chord NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2015's Great Reads December 8, 2015 The Book Concierge is back and all new for 2015! Explore more than 260 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'Secret Chord' Sings A New Song About An Ancient Hero October 9, 2015 Geraldine Brooks' retelling of the biblical epic of King David casts him as larger than life — jester, predator, conqueror and poet. Critic Jean Zimmerman says Brooks "gives the whole king his due."