People Of The Book
Publish date: October 2008
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Edition language: English
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This engrossing read traces the fictionalized history of a real-life ancient Jewish manuscript found in Sarajevo, Bosnia and the people – Jews, Muslims and Christians – who shaped its destiny, from the 15th century up to the present day. The details about the restoration and conservation of old book...
A new favorite! It is such a fantastic surprise when you start a book with no expectations and it becomes a top read. I had never read any of Geraldine Brooks' books before, but I am very much looking forward to the next one. This novel alternates chapters between the main character who examines a...
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: The contemporary thread of People of the Book was disappointingly melodramatic, and the historical threads had too little depth and feeling for the periods and the personalities. People of the Book tells a fictional...
Greater than the contents contained in a book is the story of a particular book's journey; its 'provenance', if you will. Sprinkled throughout history are perilous rescue or salvage accounts of sacred books. Protected at great expense of life and freedom, these volumes are secreted away, to be kept ...
This is an exceptional story that explores the history of an ancient illuminated manuscript, the Sarajevo Haggadah. When the novel opened with a scene in 1996 Sarajevo, I wondered if it was going to be a good choice for me, but that was just the beginning of an amazing journey through centuries of s...