People of the Book

People of the Book

A Novel

Geraldine Brooks

Format
ePub
Price
$16.00
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101158197
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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 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 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.
People of the Book

People of the Book

Geraldine Brooks

Awards

Mary Shelly Award – Winner
Indies Choice Book Award Nominee – Winner
Harold U. Ribalow Prize Finalist – Winner
Library of Vermont Literary Award Finalist – Winner
I.M.P.A.C. Dublin Award – Winner
School Library Journal Best Book – Winner
New England Book Award for Fiction – Winner

Praise

“Less flash and more substance than The Da Vinci Code . . . The stories of the Sarajevo Haggadah, both factual and fictional, are stirring testaments to the people of many faiths who risked all to save this priceless work.”
USA Today

“As full of heart and curiosity as it is intelligence and judgment.”
-The Boston Globe

“Intelligent, thoughtful, gracefully written and original.”
-Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

“Erudite but suspenseful . . . one of the most popular and successful works of fiction in the New Year.”
-Alan Cheuse, NPR / “All Things Considered”

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