Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The People of the Book - A Must-Read!

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This week I read devoured a most wonderful book.

The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The book tells a fictionalized story of the Sarajevo Haggadah, a book that was saved many times throughout its history -- through the Inquisition to the Nazis. The book jumped through many lands and time periods. In each, I held my breath, knowing that the Haggadah would somehow show up, would somehow tie itself into the story. The technical aspects of the book's restoration combined with the storytelling is just breathtaking. And the twist...! Divine.

And let me tell you -- I had only 2 chapters left when we turned out the lights. I laid in bed mulling over the book, I couldn't sleep! So I went downstairs, finished the book (20 minutes or so) and finally could rest. That's how good this book was.

This worked for me.
What are you reading?

6 comments:

Robin said...

That sounds great! I wonder if it's available here...

Jendeis said...

This sounds a lot like The Red Violin or Girl in Hyacinth Blue. Sounds very interesting, I'll have to check it out!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I have it on my list to bring to my book club when we meet in two weeks.

In fact, I'm about to start my book for our meeting: A Day of Small Beginnings.

janet said...

guess i am going to have to put that one on my list now!

Cat said...

Not sure what happened to my earlier comment, but it sounds great and once I settle into my new home I'll have to pick it up.

rivster said...

Finished "Golden Country" and was a little disappointed after all of the hype. Now I'm tackling the 900 some-odd page "Team of Rivals" about Lincoln. It's AWESOME!!