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People of the Book: A Novel

5 Ratings: 2.0
a book by Geraldine Brooks

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Tags: Books, Fiction, Judaism, Manuscripts, Book Restoration, Book Conservation
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Viking
Date Published: 2008
2 reviews about People of the Book: A Novel
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
Enjoyable novel that shows the history of an important Jewish text and the struggles of the people who have held it.
review by . January 10, 2009
People of the Book
In 1996, as rare book expert Dr. Hanna Heath examines the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated Hebrew manuscript from 15th century Spain, she carefully removes a series of artifacts that, under laboratory examination, will offer insight into the remarkable journey of this unusual text. Having survived the Serb-Bosnian war, the haggadah yields precious clues that allow Hanna to reconstruct the attrition of time: the fragment of an insect wing, an apparent wine stain, a white hair, salt crystals. It …
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