People of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks

On Sale: 12/01/2011

People of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks

On Sale: 12/01/2011

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About the Book

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.
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 - 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 Hanna'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' previous work, People of the Book is a gripping and moving novel about war, art, love and survival. Shortlisted for the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year. 'an imaginative tour de force' Good Weekend 'intelligent, thoughtful, gracefully written and original' Washington Post 'a fearless and engaging writer' Courier-Mail

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Critical Praise

6/7 Dec - A ‘gripping literary novel’ said the Courier Mail in their Christmas run down.3/4 Jan 09 - ‘Brooks cemented her position in the world of literary writers with People of the Book’ said the Courier Mail, who featured this title in their Guide to the Best Books of 2008. Brooks ‘came up with the goods again in People of the Book’ said the Herald Sun, who featured this title in their summary of 2008 Books. -

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781743096048
  • ISBN 10: 1743096046
  • Imprint: 4th Estate
  • On Sale: 12/01/2011
  • Pages: 496
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

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