People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks

In People Of The Book (Penguin, $15) Hanna, a book conservationist, is entrusted with restoring the six-hundred-year-old Sarajevo Haggadah, which, it is hoped, will unite a ragged Bosnia following the Bosnia and Herzegovina wars. As Hanna begins her work on the mysteries of the text, Geraldine Brooks takes us on an extraordinary journey across six centuries and four continents, giving us the story of the Haggadah as well as the truth about Hanna’s own past. Brooks’s richly layered narrative explores the interfaith strife and heroism that renders the Haggadah a powerful character for those who have loved it over centuries of religious and political conflict. This is a superb novel for those who like their summer reading quick but literary, and who are looking for a smart, engaging book.

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ISBN: 9780143115007
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Published: Penguin Books - December 30th, 2008