People of the Book

People of the Book

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People of the Book is a 2008 historical fiction novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. It focuses on a book conservator, Hanna Health, as she attempts to restore the Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish manuscript.

What the community says about People of the Book

  • Jacqueline Greene
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "looks okay but i do not think it is the best"
  • Rakesh Venkatesan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "One of the best books featuring librarians that I have read is "People of the Book". Since my mom is a librarian, I really dug this book. I bought my mom a copy and it's librarian approved. "
  • Teresa Olson
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "this exquisitely written story literally knocked me out and as I finished the last sentence, I could not stand. The characters surrounded me and I simply had to sit and wait until they lifted away and permitted me to re-enter reality. That's how powerful every character and story, for it is one story made of many, affected me upon the finish."
  • Helen Carlson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I had high hopes for this book, but I was disappointed. It had a lot going on, but I struggled with the story line a bit. I appreciated the characters and the settings, but they weren't as strong as I had hoped they would be."
  • Cherry Xiao
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I found People to the Book to be very well written. It kept me so engage in stories that I did not want to put the book down. I learned a lot about the Sarajevo Haggadah that I did not already know. I personally do not feel that is should be classified as fantasy as it was a true story. "
  • María Acevedo
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you're into historical fiction, People of the Book is for you. The novel takes you alongside a journey of a woman who tries restoring an ancient manuscript. Full of little bits of history, it's definitely a good one to sit back and read OR listen to!"
  • Philip Coleman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is literally the story of a book as it passes through time. There are not really any characters to follow, as the main character is the book. There are interesting stories written in a style that is easy to read. Not a great book, but probably worth a read."
  • Moisés Ríos
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book won a Pulitzer award and when I saw this at the bookstore I was intrigued. I think the book did deliver, it was slightly boring but good."
  • Diana Gutierrez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "has a alot of good reviews"
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