People of the book: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.5 - AR Pts: 21
Description
Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves.Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club.Simply enter the coupon code BROOKSPEOPLE at checkout.This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase.

View our feature on Geraldine Books’s People of the Book.

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and warIn 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 reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation.In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love.Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781439598689
9781101158197
9781481510127
9780670018215
9780143115007
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.5, 21 Points
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID4a59cfe0-ce05-caf2-2743-d4a26045e482
Grouping Titlepeople of the book
Grouping Authorgeraldine brooks
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-11-25 04:51:36AM
Last Indexed2020-11-25 05:05:16AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780670018215

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_levelUG
accelerated_reader_point_value21
accelerated_reader_reading_level6.5
authorGeraldine Brooks
author_displayBrooks, Geraldine
available_at_addisonAddison Public Library
collection_addisonAdults
detailed_location_addison2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionIn 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old binding, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up.
format_addisonBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_addisonAudio Books
Books
eBook
id4a59cfe0-ce05-caf2-2743-d4a26045e482
isbn9780143115007
9780670018215
9781101158197
9781439598689
9781481510127
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b22036842.i143575492nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC BROOKS G.1falsefalseCheck Shelfafic
overdrive:0a6b933a-44e6-4494-ba0d-8d3cceefb166-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:ce1623ba-f101-41d8-8e30-c4e7f9eab662-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books4falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
itype_addisonFiction
last_indexed2020-11-25T11:05:16.085Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
Novels
local_callnumber_addisonFIC BROOKS G.
owning_library_addisonAddison Public Library
owning_location_addisonAddison Public Library
primary_isbn9781439598689
publishDate2008
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b22036842BookBooksEnglishPenguin Books, 2008.372, 9 pages : map ; 20 cm.
overdrive:0a6b933a-44e6-4494-ba0d-8d3cceefb166eBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group
overdrive:ce1623ba-f101-41d8-8e30-c4e7f9eab662eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Audio2008
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_addison
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b22036842.i14357549On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 20, 21
overdrive:0a6b933a-44e6-4494-ba0d-8d3cceefb166-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:ce1623ba-f101-41d8-8e30-c4e7f9eab662-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetBooks -- Conservation and restoration -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Judaism -- Manuscripts -- Fiction
Judaism -- Prayers and devotions -- Fiction
Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Fiction
title_displayPeople of the book : a novel
title_fullPeople of the Book
People of the Book A Novel
People of the book : a novel / Geraldine Brooks
title_shortPeople of the book
title_suba novel
topic_facetBooks
Conservation and restoration
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Judaism
Literature
Manuscripts
Manuscripts, Hebrew