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  • Martin County Library System

    ABC Book Discussion Group at the Cummings Library in Palm City will meet Friday, September 13th at 6pm to discuss People of the Book. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, Geraldine Brooks writes about the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war. 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 author.

  • lynn macdonald

    People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks We read March in bookclub which was okay but then although not a bookclub choice, read this one and it was brilliant

  • Karen from Hunt Studio Design

    This novel, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks, is an engaging mixture of historical fiction, a mystery, and a love story. (The phrase "People of the Book" is a translation of a phrase in Arabic that is most understood as referring to Jews, Christians, and Muslims.) A beautiful book.

  • Mary Ellen Garde

    Everything by Geraldine Brooks is Worth Reading!!!

  • Rapid City Public Libraries

    Available in Book Club Bags. People of the Book / Geraldine Brooks ~ In 1996, Hanna Heath, a rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah. The book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated. When Hanna, a caustic loner w/a passion for her work, discovers a series of artifacts in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - she begins to unlock the book's mysteries.

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Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.

Again, there are many authors, not so many true writers. Geraldine Brooks way with words is beauty in print.

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Good thing about this book - the cover art..it's gorgeous and the reason I picked up Tethered to begin with. The bad things about this book..pretty much everything else. I just don't get all the 4 and 5 star ratings. I found the characters unlikable and the plot hard to follow but still predictable. Although I felt some sympathy for the main character, I still didn't find myself rooting for her. I didn't understand the love connection at all. For me it just wasn't good.

Every rave you hear about this is true. Amazing characterization and lots to ponder.

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks, first mentioned on page 107 of The End of Your Life Book Club. Will Schwalbe brought this to a doctor's visit for his mother to read. In exchange, she brought him The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly