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The Resource People of the book, Geraldine Brooks, (sound recording/)

People of the book, Geraldine Brooks, (sound recording/)

Label
People of the book
Title
People of the book
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war. In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding-an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair-she begins to unlock the book's mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-sicle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city's rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah's extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna's investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. 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
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Brooks, Geraldine
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
Adult
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
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Wren, Edwina
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  • Judaism
  • Manuscripts
  • Books
Target audience
adult
Label
People of the book, Geraldine Brooks, (sound recording/)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
  • audiodisc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
  • MP3 Unabridged ed.
  • Audio book
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 14 hours, 10 minutes.)
Isbn
9781921415579
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Label
People of the book, Geraldine Brooks, (sound recording/)
Publication
Carrier category
  • audiodisc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
  • MP3 Unabridged ed.
  • Audio book
Extent
1 MP3 CD (approximately 14 hours, 10 minutes.)
Isbn
9781921415579
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital

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