Best-selling author Geraldine Brooks takes part in the Speakeasy Series on Wednesday, April 8, at State Road Restaurant to benefit the West Tisbury Library Foundation. Ms. Brooks will present a sneak preview of her forthcoming novel, The Secret Chord.

In her latest novel, Ms. Brooks imagines the life of King David as seen through the eyes of Nathan, the royal counselor who dares to criticize his king. She will read from her new book and invite a discussion about historical fiction, and how to research historical subjects.

Ms. Brooks grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and later for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.

Ms. Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Other books include Caleb’s Crossing, Year of Wonders, People of the Book, Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

The Speakeasy at State Road Restaurant begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments. Tickets are $35 and reservations are required.

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