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Review of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

ICYMI: I love Geraldine Brooks's stories, and I was intrigued by the detail, the meticulous research behind the tale, and the inspiration for the story, but I struggled with the slower pace.

In People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks, inspired by a true story, shares a tale of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain.

In a later timeline, an Australian rare book expert discovers tiny treasures in the book's ancient binding, setting her on a path of exploring forgery and complex political conflicts.

I loved the rich historical detail and meticulous research evident in the text. I was hooked on the varied settings and intrigue by both the premise and the story's inspiration. Yet the pacing was slow for me, so it took me some time to get through this one.

I do love Geraldine Brooks books, and I'm in for her future novels.

Do you have any Bossy thoughts about this book?

Geraldine Brooks is also the author of books I've loved like Horse, Year of Wonders, and other novels.


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