People of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780007177424 Global Overview for this book
Registered by camis of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 1/5/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by camis from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The new 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.

Sending to Miss January BallySwapper

Journal Entry 2 by krin511 from Olney, Maryland USA on Monday, January 11, 2010
Arrived today - thanks!

Journal Entry 3 by krin511 at Olney, Maryland USA on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I enjoyed this book. I especially liked learning about the Haggadah through the lives of the people who made it, owned it, and used it.

Journal Entry 4 by krin511 at Every Book VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (4/17/2012 UTC) at Every Book VBB, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Mailed to AceofHearts who requested it in an Everybook VBB!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 26, 2012
received in the mail. Thanks :)

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 27, 2013
Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservationist is summoned to Sarajevo in order to preserve the Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish prayer book about passover. Hanna gets to work and finds clues as to the hands it once passed through; a bit of butterfly, a stain.

This books tells a story both in the present and the past. I was much more interested in the past story as it covered various Jewish persecutions and the stories seem to come to life. The present story was a little contrived and not quite as believable, starting with Hanna being such a great restorer at such a young age.

The past travels through Bosnia where a Muslim hid the book to preserve it, Austria-Hungary, Italy and Spain where this illuminated manuscript was first created and saved when the Jews were expelled,

I also liked to read the story on the conservation efforts. All in all an interesting read!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, February 28, 2013
Sent to my birthday partner. Happy Birthday!!!

Journal Entry 8 by zosime at Marshfield, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Thank you! Another book that I've been wanting to read for ages.

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