[People of the Book] Read Þ Geraldine Brooks

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characters People of the Book Geraldine Brooks À 4 Free download Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Geraldine Brooks Ers in its ancient binding an insect wing fragment wine stains salt crystals a white hair only begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra nationalist fanatic. The story of an extraordinary book and the people who surround itAnd I did not enjoy itMy reaction to this one was a huge surprise I adored Geraldine Brook s Year of Wonders and I thought this would be an easy hit for meI think the problem is fairly simple never connected with the main character I loved Anna from Year of Wonders I couldn t stand HannaThe small details of her work that she found so absorbing I didn t enjoyI didn t like how she treated people sometimes I thought she seemed rather arrogantI also didn t like how the timelines bounced around from character to character I was listening to People of the Book as an audiobook Without being able to look back and check I found myself getting confused when I stopped in the middle of a passage and picked it up again after a work dayBrook s writing is just fine Again I can t believe I didn t like thisHighly recommend Year of Wonders I give this a solid pass

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characters People of the Book Geraldine Brooks À 4 Free download Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Geraldine Brooks Inspired by a true story People of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed and beloved author This ambitious electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed. A Review of People of the Book or Why I Hate the KindleBrooks s novel is a fictionalized account of the real Sarajevo Haggadah a Jewish religious text noteworthy for its inclusion of an illuminated manuscript and for its survival through turmoil and the hostility towards Jews that has erupted time and again over the centuries in Europe and Eastern Europe The novel is told from the perspective of Hanna Heath an expert in book restoration who is called in to restore the text for display While working on the book Hanna finds a few curiosities that she keeps and carefully labels a butterfly wing a small sample of some wine stained pages salt crystals a white hair and the notation of some missing decorative clasps As Hanna investigates each of these items and their origins to gain insight into the Haggadah s past the reader is presented with the story of each noteworthy item in its own stand alone chapter stories that Hanna herself can never learn as the evidence she finds only provides her with a basis for conjecture and hypothesis Each story is uniue and not necessarily connected to the others While the novel has been compared to The Da Vinci Code it s a far cry from Robert Langdon s action adventure chase through Europe in pursuit of an explosive secret that might change religion as we know it Instead the pacing is slower the pacing of a scholar motivated by the desire to simply know even if definitive answers aren t available And though the novel explores the nature of JewishMuslimChristian relationships throughout the ages it doesn t seek to lecture about morality or about what one should or should not believeDespite enjoying it I will admit that People of the Book has some flaws The story of Hanna Heath and her strained relationship with her ultra feminist professional mother is cliched and not given enough room to become a realistic exploration of a such a complicated relationship In addition a few plot points are contrived but I can forgive that simply because the book appealed to the book lover in me which is a nice segue way into WHY I HATE THE KINDLE and all other eReader devicesFirst off don t lecture me about how this is the future and I need to embrace it If you own a Kindle fine Enjoy I m not suggesting that the privilege be taken away from you However I ll not be tempted by the siren song of fashionable technology I love books I love the way they feel I like physically seeing the progress I ve made as I turn page after page I love the cover art I love how books look on a shelf in home decorating magazines I delight in trying to identify the books on the shelves of well appointed dens and studies I like to select which books are going on vacation with me agonizing over which ones might suit my mood And when I see someone reading a book I will often become a creepy Peeping Tom of sorts as I try to catch a glimpse of the book cover so I can see what they re reading I judge you by what book you re reading if you re reading Neil Gaiman I want to know you conversely if you re reading Twilight I may be silently hoping that you get to join the undead but in a permanent dead sort of way So much of that is lost with an eReader And after reading People of the Book I m aware of how much history can be lost Not just the tiny fragments that get wedged into the bindings and between the pages but the history of the people who owned and cherished the book A world where physical books become obsolete and everyone has an entire library on one portable reading device is also a frightening possibility How easy then for the next dictator to destroy our beloved texts Smash one eReader and hundreds thousands of books are permanently lost far efficient than book burnings It s the impermanence of it all that scares me Not only that I think that obsession with books recognizing and identifying with others because you notice the Christopher Moore font on the book cover or the tell tell cover art of a Tim O Brien paperback helps create a reading community that we re connected to and a part of How many chance encounters spontaneous conversations or just the simple nod of respect to complete strangers with whom we briefly feel connected when we realize we re reading the same author on the same bus how many of those moments are lost when we re all carrying around the same reading device that indicates no individuality or reading preference to those around us Will we feel as open to asking a complete stranger What are you reading Obviously not all books are as important as the Haggadah but I like to think that we all cherish our own uaint libraries and someday perhaps they will tell the world about who we wereCross posted at This Insignificant Cinder

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characters People of the Book Geraldine Brooks À 4 Free download Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Geraldine Brooks Sarajevo Haggadah a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth century Spain When it falls to Hanna Heath an Australian rare book expert to conserve this priceless work the series of tiny artifacts she discov. What I do is me for that I cameThis is grand book Impressive Intriguing Tragic Beautiful From beginning to the endI don t usually like books on war situations but this book received so many good comments and ratings from Goodreads I decided to go for it I did not regret itEach chapter is a time jump to and fro in time And starts with a uote like this one page 329 in my book A white hairSeville 1480My eyes seep sorrow water skins with holes Abid bin al AbrasPart of a review Miami Herald Stellar compelling story Brooks seamlessly moves from the miniscule the tiny specks to examine in human terms the larger events from the thirteenth century and into the twenty first the inuisition the rise of anti semitism nazism and the holocaust religious wars and forces exiles in Bosnia Venice Barcelona and SevilleBig five star A sensitive story crossing borders crossing time linesRealistic and poetic at the same time Will be back with probably in the weekend Highly recommended I wanted to give a sense of the people of the book the different hands that had made it used it protected it


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    characters People of the Book [People of the Book] Read Þ Geraldine Brooks What I do is me for that I cameThis is grand book Impressive Intriguing Tragic Beautiful From beginning to the endI don't usually like books on war situations but this book received so many good comments and ratings from Goodreads I decided to go for it I did not regret itEach chapter is a time jump to and fro in time And starts with a uote like this one page 329 in my book A white hairSeville 1480My eyes seep

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    [People of the Book] Read Þ Geraldine Brooks I edited this book review and added some photos to this older review because this book is being discussed in January 2020 by the GR Diversity in All Forms Book Club led by Mariah Roze You can join the discussion at People of the Book by Geraldine BrooksMost people who like books will enjoy a story about a “book detecti

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  • Paperback
  • 372
  • People of the Book
  • Geraldine Brooks
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9780143115007