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People of the Book [E–pub Download]


  • Paperback
  • 372
  • People of the Book
  • Geraldine Brooks
  • English
  • 28 October 2018
  • 9780143115007

Geraldine Brooks Å 3 review

People of the Book review ✓ 103 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 discov. An exceptional novel about a rare book conservator from Australia who researches the Sarajevo Haggadda an ancient Jewish prayer book Brooks uses the protagonist s research to tell the story of the book backwards from WWII to 1600s Venice to Moorish Spain The modern conservators narrative binds the vignettes together A none too subtle vehicle to highlight the interwoven histories of Christians Jews and Muslims the People of the Book the novel is also an allegory about learning itself and people s struggles to keep the flame of wisdom alight Original well researched and provocative a reader will enjoy the textured characterizations and the personality brimming in each historical sketch Winning The Player rare book expert to conserve this priceless work the series of tiny artifacts she discov. An exceptional novel about a Hell for the Company Brimstone #1 rare book conservator from Australia who A Year Down Yonder researches the Sarajevo Haggadda an ancient Jewish prayer book Brooks uses the protagonist s Getting Naked research to tell the story of the book backwards from WWII to 1600s Venice to Moorish Spain The modern conservators narrative binds the vignettes together A none too subtle vehicle to highlight the interwoven histories of Christians Jews and Muslims the People of the Book the novel is also an allegory about learning itself and people s struggles to keep the flame of wisdom alight Original well Invisible Jim Crow researched and provocative a The Vault Guide to the Case Interview reader will enjoy the textured characterizations and the personality brimming in each historical sketch

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People of the Book review ✓ 103 Ers 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 fanatic. I try to avoid all things popular eg I ve never seen Star Wars or Titanic because I know after all the hype I can only be disappointed When it comes to books though I feel obligated to read what s popular so I can participate somewhat intelligently in the conversationThat being said although I hoped Geraldine Brook s People of the Book would live up to the buzz I wasn t too surprised when it did not The book is good but it is not call up all my friends or readers and recommend it good People has been compared to The Da Vinci Code but I find that comparison erroneous Although better written than Da Vinci but come on a phonebook is better written than Da Vinci People lacks the plot mystery and pizzazz that made Da Vinci a blockbusterInstead People is much reminiscent of Susan Vreeland s Girl in Hyacinth Blue Hyacinth follows the provenance of a Vermeer painting People follows the provenance of the Sarajevo HaggadahAs such the book is divided into several sections Five sections follow the Haggadah back in history to Bosnia to Austria Hungary to Italy to Spain As the title suggests it is not the book that is interesting so much as what happens in the lives of those people attached to itThese sections are the strongest and most interesting in the book However for some reason I cannot fathom some parts are written in first person and some in third This twist seems to serve little purpose other than to distract and annoy the readerThe book s greatest weakness is the contemporary storyline that cushions each section Hanna Heath is a book conservator hired to work on the Haggadah She finds clues in the book an insect a stain a hair that reveal its historyUnfortunately I found Hanna s story to be downright irritating Hanna is 30 years old has a double bachelor s degree a master s degree and a PhD She has apprenticed around the globe is well published and highly regarded in her field Perhaps I am just jealous since Hanna and I share the same age and similar academic credentials okay hers are much better than mine but Hanna s experience and success is simply not plausible for someone so youngSimilarly everyone Hanna meets from Vienna s chief archivist to Sarajevo s head museum librarian is 30 or under Really How did Hanna and her cohorts pack in so much and become so successful in so few yearsI could continue my nitpickiness Ozren the head librarian speaks flawless English but stumbles over the word hoof but the point is that Hanna is so unbelievable she becomes a rather unsympathetic character I was far interested in what happens when she is out of the picture People of the Book is an okay read but I see no need to trample your friends and neighbors to secure a copy Read it if you have the time and inclination If not

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People of the Book review ✓ 103 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 This ambitious electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed. A tip from one of my daughter s teachers lead me to the works of Geraldine Brooks a two time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for literature Being the non fiction connoisseur that I am I first devoured her memoir Foreign Correspondence Deciding not to limit myself to only one of her books I chose People of the Book her fictionalized history of the Sarajevo Haggadah Hanna Heath is a Sydney book conservator who has been chosen by the Sarajevo National Museum to rebind the city s famous Haggadah in anticipation of the museum s reopening Spurred on by her research Heath s travels take her to Harvard London Vienna and back to Sarajevo later on in order to pinpoint the codex s travels If the book only centered on Heath s uest in present day it would still merit a five star book of intrigue How fortunate that this is not the case Brooks intersperses Heath s uest to discover the haggadah s and her own history with chapters on each of the haggadah s stops over the last 500 years As Heath discovers artifacts while researching Brooks takes us back in time to World II Sarajevo Vienna Florence and pre inuisition Spain The pages are filled with vivid language each describing an epoch of the haggadah s illustrious history Of course being fiction Brooks ties up both Hanna s and the haggadah s loose ends with a relative happy ending I grew and mesmerized with the books twists and turns and the pages read uickly in the book s second half Where would Heath s uest lead next Read on and discover the haggadah s path through history As someone who rarely reads fiction I am delighted with my choice of both book and author as the one to lead me back to the world of storytelling Brooks writing is first rate and I look forward to reading many of her novels I would highly recommend this book to anyone in search of a uality historical fiction novel


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    People of the Book [E–pub Download] read & download People of the Book I edited this book review and added some photos to this older review because this book is being discussed in January 2020 by the GR Diversity in All Forms Book Club led by Mariah Roze You can join the discussion at People of the Book by Geraldine BrooksMost people who like books will enjoy a story about a “book detective” –

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