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People of the Book

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People of the Book

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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...
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...
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  • 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.

About the Author-
  • Geraldine Brooks is the author of March, the recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. She is also the author of Year of Wonders, Nine Parts of Desire, and Foreign Correspondence. She has been a Wall Street Journal correspondent in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. Born and raised in Australia, she lives in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with her husband, the author Tony Horowitz, and their son.

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  • BookPagePeople of the Book is a marvelous novel, an exhilarating and beautifully written blend of mystery and history that is everything a certain pedestrian bestseller with 'Da Vinci' in the title purported to be, but wasn't. After taking Brooks's irresistible journey through time in the company of a fascinating old book, you may wish you could board the next plane to Sarajevo to see the real thing.”
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