People of the Book
By (author) Geraldine Brooks
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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Book DescriptionThe bestselling novel thatfollows 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143115007
Paperback / softback
(197mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Penguin USA
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Geraldine Brooks
Idea of Home, Paperback (December 2011)» View all books by Geraldine Brooks
For The Boyer Lecture 2011, best-selling author and journalist Geraldine Brooks tackles the topic of At Home in the World.
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Author Biography - Geraldine Brooks
Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in Sydney's western suburbs. In 1982 she won a scholarship to the journalism master's program at Columbia University in New York. Later she worked for the WALL STREET JOURNAL, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. In 2006 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel MARCH. Her novels CALEB'S CROSSING and PEOPLE OF THE BOOK were both NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, and YEAR OF WONDERS and PEOPLE OF THE BOOK are international bestsellers, translated into more than 25 languages. She is also the author of the acclaimed non-fiction works NINE PARTS OF DESIRE and FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. In 2011 she presented Australia's prestigious Boyer Lectures, later published as THE IDEA OF HOME.
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