People Of The Book, A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

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One of the earliest Jewish religious volumes to be illuminated with images, the Sarajevo Haggadah survived centuries of purges and wars thanks to people of all faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Geraldine Brooks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, has turned the intriguing but sparely detailed history of this precious volume into an emotionally rich, thrilling fictionalization that retraces its turbulent journey. In the hands of Hanna Heath, an impassioned rare-book expert restoring the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, it yields clues to its guardians and whereabouts: an insect wing, a wine stain, salt crystals, and a white hair. While readers experience crucial moments in the book's history through a series of fascinating, fleshed-out short stories, Hanna pursues its secrets scientifically, and finds that some interests will still risk everything in the name of protecting this treasure. A complex love story, thrilling mystery, vivid history lesson, and celebration of the enduring power of ideas, People of the Book will surely be hailed as one of the best of 2008. --Mari Malcolm. Endpapers show The Global Journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah, as imagined in this book. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 368 pages; 31626

Title: People Of The Book, A Novel

Author Name: Brooks, Geraldine

Categories: FICTION,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Viking: 2008

ISBN Number: 067001821X

ISBN Number 13: 9780670018215

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket

Seller ID: 31626