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People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks | Literature & Fiction
Registered by sumako of Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on 4/15/2017
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by FraukeRo): travelling


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Journal Entry 1 by sumako from Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Paperback. - Harper Perennial, 2008. - 371 pages

www.amazon.com (15.4.2017):

A novel from the author of ‘March’ and ‘Year of Wonders’ takes place in the aftermath of the Bosnian War, as a young book conservator arrives in Sarajevo to restore a lost treasure.

When Hannah Heath gets a call in the middle of the night in her Sydney home about a precious medieval manuscript which has been recovered from the smouldering ruins of wartorn Sarajevo, she knows she is on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. A renowned book conservator, she must now make her way to Bosnia to start work on restoring The Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish prayer book – to discover its secrets and piece together the story of its miraculous survival. But the trip will also set in motion a series of events that threaten to rock Hannah’s orderly life, including her encounter with Ozren Karamen, the young librarian who risked his life to save the book.

As meticulously researched as all of Brooks’s previous work, ‘People of the Book’ is a gripping and moving novel about war, art, love and survival. 


Journal Entry 2 by sumako at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Released 9 mos ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway

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Releasing this to the book buffet 


Journal Entry 3 by wingFraukeRowing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Monday, April 24, 2017

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Couldn't resist the temptation at the convention in Oslo, so this book came home with me :-) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingFraukeRowing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, June 24, 2017

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this story, both with Hanna's "real" contemporary storyline and the imagined travels of the book (in the true spirit of bookcrossing :-D). Sad how much the different "people of the book" had to go through, but at the same time encouraging how they worked together knowingly and unknowingly throughout centuries to protect the book and precious work of art that could easily have been lost!

I liked the hints at how Australians would be suited for working with European heritage, on the one hand because they have (sometimes many different) European roots but on the other hand because they are neutral enough not to upset anyone in delicate political issues... I wonder if the author has had to explain these issues a lot? 


Journal Entry 5 by wingFraukeRowing at STF Göteborg City Hotell och vandrarhem in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Released 4 mos ago (8/30/2017 UTC) at STF Göteborg City Hotell och vandrarhem in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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Coming with me for today's meet-up 


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