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The Resource People of the book, author, Geraldine Brooks

People of the book, author, Geraldine Brooks

Label
People of the book
Title
People of the book
Statement of responsibility
author, Geraldine Brooks
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Hanna Heath gets a call in the middle of the night in her Sydney home about a precious medieval manuscript which has been recovered from the smouldering ruins of war-torn Sarajevo, she knows she is on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. A renowned book conservator, she must now make her way to Bosnia to start work on restoring The Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish prayer book -- to discover its secrets and piece together the story of its miraculous survival. But the trip will also set in motion a series of events that threaten to rock Hanna's orderly life, including her encounter with Ozren Karamen, the young librarian who risked his life to save the book."--Provided by publisher
Summary
In 1996, Hanna Heath, a young Australian book conservator is called to analyze the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a priceless six-hundred-year-old Jewish prayer book that has been salvaged from a destroyed Bosnian library. When Hanna discovers a series of artifacts in the centuries' old binding, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up
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Writing style
Character
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2008.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2008.
  • Massachusetts Book Awards, Fiction Award, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
204792
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Geraldine
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Manuscripts
  • Religious persecution
  • Voyages and travels
  • Greed
  • Freedom of religion
  • Toleration
  • History
  • Judaism
  • Books
  • Sacred books
  • Bosnia and Hercegovina
Target audience
adult
Label
People of the book, author, Geraldine Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042387699
Extent
390 p.
Isbn
9780732280376
Label
People of the book, author, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Control code
000042387699
Extent
390 p.
Isbn
9780732280376

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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