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People of the book : a novel
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Published:
New York : Viking, 2008.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
372 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Status:
Annex - Adult Fiction
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Description
The bestselling novel that follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war, from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed and beloved author. Called "a tour de force"by the San Francisco Chronicle , this ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain. When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding-an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair-only begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780143115007, 0143115006, 9780670018215, 067001821X
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.5, 21 Points

Notes

General Note
Map on endpapers.
Description
A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book's history.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Brooks, G. (2008). People of the book: a novel. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Brooks, Geraldine. 2008. People of the Book: A Novel. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Brooks, Geraldine, People of the Book: A Novel. New York: Viking, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Brooks, Geraldine. People of the Book: A Novel. New York: Viking, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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