9780143115007

People of the Book A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143115007

  • ISBN10:

    0143115006

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/30/2008
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

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 Bookis 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.

Author Biography

Geraldine Brooks is the author of March, Year of Wonders, Nine Parts of Desire, and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. She was born and raised in Australia.

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