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People of the Book A Novel

A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book's history.

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  • "The novel tells the fictional story of Hanna Heath, an Australian book conservator who is responsible for restoring the Haggadah. The story alternates between sections set in the present day with Heath and other sections showing the history of the Haggadah."
  • "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."
  • "A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book's history."@en
  • "A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book's history."
  • "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 book's centuries-old binding, she unwittingly exposes an international cover up."
  • ""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."
  • ""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."@en
  • "Aust'n. Large Print. When Hanna Heath gets a call in the middle of the night in her Sydney home about a precious medieval manuscript that 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 Hannas orderly life, including her encounter with Ozren Karamen, the young librarian who risked his life to save the book. As meticulously researched as all of Brooks previous work, PEOPLE OF THE BOOK is a gripping and moving novel about war, art, love and survival."
  • ""En plena madrugada, Hanna Heath, una prestigiosa conservadora de manuscritos medievales, recibe una llamada: la Haggadah de Sarajevo, uno de los libros más excepcionales y misteriosos del mundo, ha reaparecido tras permanecer oculto varios años y las Naciones Unidas la reclaman para que compruebe su estado. Sin dudarlo, acepta el encargo y viaja a Sarajevo. Cuando Hanna procede a su estudio, descubre entre sus páginas una serie de extrañas muestras: un ala de insecto, un cabello blanco, una mancha de vino... A partir de cada una de las muestras, la historia del libro es reconstruida a través del tiempo.""
  • "1996. Hanna Heath, a rare-book expert, works on the conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah. The priceless book has been rescued from shelling during the Bosnian war, and is one of the earliest illustrated Jewish volumes. When Hanna discovers tiny artefacts in its binding - an insect wing fragment, salt crystals, a hair - she unlocks the book's mysteries. She also traces the book's journey from when during World War II, a Muslim risks his life protecting it from the Nazis, to the time of the inquisition, when a Catholic priest saves it from burning. And, in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah's extraordinary illustrations is finally disclosed ... Hannah's investigation will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love."
  • "In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famous Sarajevo Haggadah, which was rescued during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna discovers a series of tiny artifacts in the book's ancient binding, she begins to unlock its mysteries, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during WW II, a Muslim risks his life to protect the book from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in a struggle against the city's rising anti-Semitism. In Inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it. Hanna's investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics."
  • "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-siècle 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."
  • "Hanna Heath, conservatrice passionnée de manuscrits anciens, se voit confier un livre précieux : une Haggadah retrouvée dans les ruines de Sarajevo. Hanna part à la découverte de l'histoire de ce livre hébreu magnifiquement enluminé et des gens qui ont tout fait pour le protéger, d'Ozren Kamaran, bibliothécaire musulman du Musée national, à l'esclave africaine en Andalousie."
  • "Een Australische vrouw, expert op het gebied van zeldzame manuscripten, krijgt het verzoek om een 15e eeuws geïllumineerd manuscript te conserveren; via minuscule in het boek gevonden voorwerpen probeert zij de geschiedenis van het boek te achterhalen."
  • "Hanna Heath, conservatrice passionnée de manuscrits anciens, se voit confier un livre précieux : une Haggadah retrouvée dans les ruines de Sarajevo. Hanna part à la découverte de l'histoire de ce livre hébreu magnifiquement enluminé et des gens qui ont tout fait pour le protéger, de Ozren Kamaran, bibliothécaire musulman du Musée national, à l'esclave africaine en Andalousie."
  • "Offered a coveted job to analyze and conserve a priceless Sarajevo Haggadah, Australian rare-book expert Hanna Heath discovers a series of tiny artifacts in the volume's ancient binding that reveal its historically significant origins."
  • "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."
  • "A fictionalized account of the turbulent history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an illuminated manuscript which has survived into the twentieth century thanks to people of various faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Hanna Heath, a manuscript conservator hired to restore the manuscript in 1996 Sarajevo, finds and pursues clues to crucial moments in the book's history."
  • "The "complex and moving"(The New Yorker) novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and warInspired 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 S pain. 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."@en
  • "A fictional history of the Sarajevo Haggadah, an important Jewish book that originated in fifteenth-century Spain. Novel is about the book's survival and the story of a conservationist who is trying to unlock the mysteries of the book in the mid-1990s."

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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Historické romány"
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  • "Το μυστικο χειρο[gamma]ρ[alpha]φο της Χ[alpha]νν[alpha]"
  • "To mystiko heirografo tis Hanna"
  • "Čuvarite na knigata"
  • "Stvořitelé a spasitelé"
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  • "People of the book : a novel"
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  • "Ludzie księgi"
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  • "People of the book a novel"
  • "Die Hochzeitsgabe Roman"
  • "Die Hochzeitsgabe : Roman"
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  • "Le livre d'Hanna : [roman]"
  • "As memórias do livro : romance sobre o manuscrito de Sarajevo"@pt
  • "Els guardians del llibre"
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  • "אנשי הספר"
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  • "Die Hochzeitsgabe : roman"
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  • "As memórias do livra : romance sobre o manuscrito de Sarajevo"

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