People of the Book

People of the Book

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As meticulously researched as all of Brooks' previous work, PEOPLE OF THE BOOK is a gripping and moving novel about war, art, love and survival.
'an imaginative tour de force' - GOOD WEEKEND When Hanna Heath gets a call in the middle of the night in her Sydney home about a precious medieval manuscript that has been recovered from the smouldering ruins of war-torn 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 - one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images - to discover its secrets and piece together the story of its miraculous survival over five centuries of history. But the trip will also set in motion a series of events that threaten to rock Hanna's orderly life, including her encounter with Ozren Karamen, the young librarian who risked his life to save the book. Shortlisted for the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year 2008. 'a fearless and engaging writer' tHE COURIER MAIL 'intelligent, thoughtful, gracefully written and original' WASHINGtON POSt
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 368g
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • English
  • 0732297389
  • 9780732297381
  • 364,165

About Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of three novels, the Pulitzer Prize-winning March and the international bestsellers People of the Book and Year of Wonders. She has also written the acclaimed non fiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha's Vineyard with her husband, Tony Horwitz, and their two sons.
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