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ISBN: 1602851255 / ISBN-13: 9781602851252

People of the Book

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As meticulously researched as all of Brooks' previous work, People of the Book is a gripping and moving novel about war, art, love and survival. ... Show synopsis

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  • People of the Book (Center Point) – Hardcover (2008)
    by Geraldine Brooks

    People of the Book

    Hardcover, Center Point
    2008
    English
    Large type / large print.
    478 pages

    ISBN: 1602851255
    ISBN-13: 9781602851252

    In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famous Sarajevo Haggadah, which was rescued during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna discovers a series of tiny artifacts in the book's ancient binding, she begins to unlock its mysteries, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during WW II, a Muslim risks his life ... Show more

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Reviews of People of the Book

Overall customer rating: 4.786
Lasca  A

Great Read!!!

by Lasca A on Feb 13, 2014

I couldn't wait to turn the page. It is a well written, wonderful journey. I also recommend other words by this author, Geraldine Brooks and her husband, Tony Horwitz.

Jane T

Worth Reading

by Jane T on Apr 26, 2012

The history is well-researched and excellent. The romantic aspects of the plot a bit sappy. Brooks' background as a journalist usually stands her in good stead. Liked other books of hers better. My book group read it and were pretty well in accord about this book.

Laurie D

Fantastic Historical Fiction

by Laurie D on Sep 7, 2011

This book is about the people, who possibly illuminated, wrote and protected the Sarajevo Haggadah, through its history. Believed to have been written it 15th century Spain, it now resides in the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. The story starts with a rare book expert Hanna, who is hired to analyze and catalog the manuscript, she finds within the binding several artifacts, an insect wing, wine stains, salt and a white hair. From there the book goes back in time to how each of these items may have come to end up in the book. The chapters alternate between present day (1996) to the years that these items may have come to be. A very rich and vivid history of the religions of these times Jewish, Islamic & Christian, how at times they existed in harmony and others at in total war.

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Robert M

Transport yourself across 500 years

by Robert M on Dec 16, 2010

A wonderful journey from the perspective of many voices A great read.

jaine R

loved reading a fresh idea

by jaine R on Aug 8, 2010

i really enjoyed this book. frequently we read the same stories over and over again. this was a historical fiction presented in a new way and what might have been. the story was well crafted and hard to put down

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