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People of the Book: A Novel

People of the Book: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks 0143115006 9780143115007
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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 Spain. 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: Geraldine Brooks

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 372

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2008-12-30

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ISBN: 0143115006

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