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People of the Book: A Novel

Written by Geraldine Brooks

Winterthur Book Club Selection

Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed and beloved author. Called "a tour de force" by the San Francisco Chronicle, this ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain. When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding-an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair-only begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics.

Winterthur has specialty labs that are dedicated to the conservation of paintings, paper, textiles, objects (metals, ceramics, glass and organic materials), furniture, preservation housing, documentation, books and library materials.

• Paperback, 372 pages.

• Dimensionsions: about 5" x 1" x 8".

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