People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

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Well written and compelling fictional, connected stories around the journey of a famous text, the Sarajevo Haggadah. The main character’s job as a jet-setting book conservator seemed far fetched, but I got on board. There was one aspect that felt a bit like plot device toward the end, but I love who is revealed as the illustrator of the Haggadah. Despite myself, I kept finding it difficult to put down in spots and found some of the characters’ stories absolutely fascinating. Fans of historical fiction will likely enjoy this book as well as anyone who appreciates a well-crafted book by a talented author.

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