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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53,713 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geraldine Brooks Narrator: Edwina Wren Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, this is the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war.

In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect-wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The listener is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation.

Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of both sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity and is an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael Lin | 2/19/2014

    " Very interesting structure to the book, and learned a lot about the particular times in history where the book took place (definitely recommend reading a wiki on the Ottoman Empire, Spanish Inquisition, and Bosnia) My one critique is that certain references to historical past events feel a little too modern for me to suspend my disbelief, especially ones being told in the first person. Otherwise, a rich read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maureen | 2/8/2014

    " It gets EVEN better each time I re-read it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Debi | 1/30/2014

    " I expected so much more from this book. It's really just a collection of short stories that are connected to a book ... but there's not common theme or thread. I only finished it because it was a "book club" book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annie Guy | 1/16/2014

    " I thought the book was great! Loved the characters, the set up of the book, the ending - all were excellent! I listened to the audio book from Penguin Audio... "

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