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People of the book : a novel

Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book's history.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 9780670018215 067001821X
OCLC Number: 123912702
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: 372 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Hanna: Sarajevo, spring 1996 --
An insect's wings, Sarajevo, 1940 --
Hanna: Vienna, spring 1996 --
Feathers and a rose: Vienna, 1894 --
Hanna: Vienna, spring 1996 --
Wine stains: Venice, 1609 --
Hanna: Boston, spring 1996 --
Saltwater: Tarragona, 1492 --
Hanna: London, spring 1996 --
A white hair: Seville, 1480 --
Hanna: Sarajevo, spring 1996 --
Hanna: Arnhem land, Gunumeleng, 2002.
Responsibility: Geraldine Brooks.

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A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book's history.

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