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The Idea of Home : Boyer Lectures 2011 - Geraldine Brooks

The Idea of Home

Boyer Lectures 2011


Published: 13th December 2011
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For the Boyer Lecture 2011, best-selling author and journalist Geraldine Brooks tackles the topic of The Idea of Home.

Drawing on her personal experience from being an adolescent pen pal to being a foreign correspondent in some of the worlds most dangerous countries to being a writer of several award winning books including the Pulitzer Prize winner, March.

Brooks reflects on what it means to be both a global citizen and a novelist at home in an increasingly fractured world.

The individual lectures are: Our Only Home, A Home on Bland Street, A Writer at Home and At Home in the World

About the Author

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.


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a highly recomended read

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Generosity Of Spirit
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Comments about The Idea of Home:

Geraldin Brooks is a writer to follow as she inpires all best the best qualities of being human.
May everyone be inspired

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ISBN: 9780733330254
ISBN-10: 0733330258
Series: Boyer Lectures
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 107
Published: 13th December 2011
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 13.2 x 20.9  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.126