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Nine Parts of Desire - Geraldine Brooks


Published: March 2008
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
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Discover the acclaimed non-fiction of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks...

‘Frank, enraging and captivating.' The New YorkerAustralian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised and sophisticated assistant at the Cairo bureau of the Wall Street Journal suddenly 'adopted the uniform of a Muslim fundamentalist', Geraldine Brooks set out to discover the truth about women and Islam. Sometimes adopting a chador as camouflage, she was granted meetings (and often astonishingly intimate insights) by everyone from Queen Noor of Jordan to former Iranian President Rafsanjani's daughter. She met with Palestinians protesting about 'honour killings' for adultery and sheltered girls transformed into warriors by the Emirates' armed forces. Throughout the Middle East, Brooks was invited into the homes and lives of these women where she found real stories that overturn western stereotypes. This beautiful new edition includes a powerful new Afterword by the author.

About the Author

Geraldine Brooks is the Australian-born author of the bestselling novels Caleb's Crossing, People of the Book, Year of Wonders and March, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. She is also the author of the acclaimed non-fiction works Nine Parts Of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. A graduate of Sydney University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Brooks was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East.


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An interesting present for a thoughtful


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  • An Excellent Insight
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written


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    Geraldine Brooks

    Geraldine Brooks is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning March, Year of Wonders, and the non-fiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East.

    Born and raised in Australia, she divides her time between Sydney and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz, and their two sons, Nathaniel and Bizuayehu.

    Visit Geraldine Brooks's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9781863256124
    ISBN-10: 1863256121
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
    For Grades: 11 - 12
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: March 2008
    Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 1.8
    Weight (kg): 0.21
    Edition Number: 3