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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks - 2008 - from Fleur Fine Books (SKU: 9780670018215)

People of the Book

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks - 2008 - from Fleur Fine Books (SKU: 9780670018215)

People of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated. Used; Very Good. Binding:<br />Vendor: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated <br />Subject: . 2008.


The "complex and moving"( The New Yorker ) novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed and beloved author. Called "a tour de force"by the San Francisco Chronicle , this ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century S pain. When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding-an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair-only begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics.


On Oct 25 2011, JanetW said:
This title was our book club's choice for October, and it didn't disappoint. GB is one of the most gifted novelists who is writing today. The book is actually two intertwined stories: the story of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript depicting the story of the Hebrews' escape from Egypt and used during a home service of the holiday of Passover. The other story is the efforts of a conservationist to trace the ownership of the Haggadah through the ages, while sorting out her own young life, including difficulties with an unloving mother and her comlicated feelings towards the Bosnian librarian who kept the manuscript safe during the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. Many members in the book club remarked that the book was an eye-opener for them--they didn't realize how difficult it was to live as a Jew through the ages.

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People of the Book
Geraldine Brooks
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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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Fleur Fine Books carries a wide range of books including a very large selection of Science Fiction & Fantasy, we are constantly adding to our Texana section, we carry many signed editions, including signed limited editions and books signed in our store during author visits.

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