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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC People of the Book From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of March the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war .
In Hanna Heath an Australian rare book expert is offered the job of a lifetime analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war Priceless and beautiful the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images When Hanna a caustic loner with a passion for her work discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding an insect wing fragment wine stains salt crystals a white hair she begins to unlock the book s mysteries The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past tracing the book s journey from its salvation back to its creation .
In Bosnia during World War II a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis In the hedonistic salons of fin de si cle Vienna the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city s rising anti Semitism In inquisition era Venice a Catholic priest saves it from burning In Barcelona in the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile And in Seville in the reason for the Haggadah s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed Hanna s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra nationalist fanatics Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love .
Inspired by a true story People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity an ambitious electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved autho