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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - Geraldine Brooks
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks began her career as a journalist and has found considerable success in this country as a writer of fiction. Her first novel, "Year of Wonders," was set in a small town in 17th-century England during an outbreak of the plague.
"Caleb's Crossing" (Penguin Group), by Geraldine Brooks: The latest novel from Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks is a fascinating glimpse of domestic life on 17th-century Martha's Vineyard as the author weaves a tale based on the life of the first American Indian to graduate from Harvard College.
Publishers expect great things of Geraldine Brooks and Anne Rice. Ms. Brooks, a reporter and novelist, covered the war in Bosnia for the Wall Street Journal and is the author most recently of "March," a Pulitzer Prize winner that was widely admired for its lean, imaginative recreation of the Civil War experience of Jo March's father from "Little Women."
she has said in interviews that she cherished during her girlhood).