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People of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks

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 Spain. 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.


Staff Reviews

A gripping novel, spanning the centuries, we come to know different characters through a Jewish Passover Seder book, where the book itself is just as important as the characters & the times that surround them. Outstanding from one of the best storytellers out there.

Beth
People of the Book

Staff Reviews

A gripping novel, spanning the centuries, we come to know different characters through a Jewish Passover Seder book, where the book itself is just as important as the characters & the times that surround them. Outstanding from one of the best storytellers out there.

Beth