“Well from what you’ve told me, the book has survived the same human disaster over and over again. Think about it. You’ve got a society where people tolerate difference, like Spain in the Convivencia, and everything’s humming along: creative, prosperous. Then somehow this fear, this hate, this need to demonize ‘the other’ - it […]
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People of the Book is a fitting title for Geraldine Brooks’s latest novel. This book explored the many people who touched an ancient Hebrew codex that traveled through Europe for 500 years. Though a work of fiction, the book is based on a true story of the Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish manuscript that was rescued […]
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I have read one other book by Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders, which I liked, so I had high expectations for this book.
When I first started reading People of the Book I was sure it was on track to be one of my top reads of the year. There were places where I stopped to […]
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