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People of the Book

People of the Book

by Geraldine Brooks

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2009

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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

ISBN:
9780732280383
9780732280383
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2009
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
496
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x32mm
Weight:
0.34kg
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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