People of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0007177429 Global Overview for this book
Registered by zzz of Rakovica, City of Belgrade Serbia on 11/9/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by zzz from Rakovica, City of Belgrade Serbia on Sunday, November 09, 2008
'Brooks expertly guides us to the conclusion that the world is made up of only two types of people: those who would destroy books and those who would give their lives to save them. This illuminating novel, like its predecessor, is well worthy of both Pulitzer and prime-time approbation.' -- Independent on Sunday
'These stories have a raw and visceral power. The book is full of historical detail.' -- Naomi Alderman, F.T. Magazine
'An irresistible subject, given urgency by its timeliness and poignancy by its paradoxicality: for the novel is based on the true story of an ancient Jewish codex saved from the fire by a Muslim librarian. Her performance will satisfy many readers.' -- Guardian
'The epic themes of love and war are her preferred canvas and here she sets up multiple narrative strands to tell the turbulent story of this Haggadah. Anti-Semitism is the momentum propelling the book's extraordinary journey forwards and Brooks evokes her various fraught historical-religious conflicts vividly.' -- Metro
'Even more compelling than the detective plot is the novel's portrayal of the harrowing lives of its historical characters. Brooks is a compassionate writer. "People of the Book" is a powerful account of individual resistance to intolerance and the precious value of history. It is also a gripping story.' -- TLS
'The descriptions are sensuous and the story fascinating.' -- The Times

Journal Entry 2 by zzz at a Birthday Exchange at, Exchange -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 09, 2008

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Journal Entry 3 by bigcurlyloz from Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I loved Year of Wonders so am very excited to receive this wishlist book. Thank you so much much for this and all the other goodies!

Journal Entry 4 by bigcurlyloz at Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 10, 2018
I loved this book. It was so rich in history, beautiful descriptions and a fascinating insight into book restoration. Plus the mystery aspect too.

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