Journalist Geraldine Brooks discusses her first novel. It’s based on the true story of the measures taken by the residents of a small 17th-century English town to protect themselves — and others — from the plague.


  • Geraldine Brooks also author of the novel "Year of Wonders" and the nonfiction books "Nine Parts of Desire" and "Foreign Correspondence."

Related Links

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Readers’ Review: “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante

Wednesday, Nov 25 2015"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”