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Pulitzer Prize
winner Brooks has written the perfect combination of mystery and historical
fiction – from 1480-2002 and all points between

I couldn’t put
this down – the writing is gorgeous and the story intriguing…

                        Fabulous
for book groups!

— Jody

Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List


“Geraldine Brooks uses the Sarajevo Haggadah as the centerpiece for another brilliant historical novel. The history of the beautifully illustrated book is the basis for a journey through multiple eras, portraying the trials and travails of European Jews through the centuries. A must for lovers of books and great fiction.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI

Description


From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, this is the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war.

In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding--an insect-wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair--she begins to unlock the book's mysteries. The listener is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation.

Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of both sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity and is an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781455135615
ISBN-10: 1455135615
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: February 1st, 2012
Language: English