Born in Sydney, Australia
She worked as the Middle Eastern Correspondent for "The Wall Street Journal"
Not exact year
She continues to work as a freelance writer.
Published this after her Middle Eastern correspondence where she immersed herself in Muslim culture and interviewed many women
Wrote this book about her pen pals and the letters they sent
Won the Kibble Award prize of $20,000 which let her write Year of Wonders
Became a naturalized citizen of the United States
She wrote this book about the father in "Little Women" who fought in the Civil War; she later won the Pulitzer Prize for it.
Won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her book "March"
Wrote this book about the fictional history of a Jewish book.
Her second son was adopted from Africa
Written about the relations between settlers and natives in Martha's Vineyard in the 1600's
Influenced her pen pals while she wrote "Foreign Correspondence"
Large strikes in France influenced her pen pal when Brooks was writing "Foreign Correspondence"