This week I
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?