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People of the Book
People of the Book | Geraldine Brooks
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. 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 Hanna's 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. Shortlisted for the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year. 'an imaginative tour de force' Good Weekend 'intelligent, thoughtful, gracefully written and original' Washington Post 'a fearless and engaging writer' Courier-Mail
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DGRachel
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Mehso-so

This is an #unpopularopinion, I know, and it is a reflection of my preferences, not the quality of the book itself. The concept is fascinating-the history of an ancient religious text seen through the eyes of the people, predominantly women, who handled it through the centuries. It‘s well written, but the audiobook narration is jaw-clenchingly awful and I HATED Hanna, the manuscript conservator (⬇️)

DGRachel Since it is her work with the Haggadah that unearths the little items that opens the doors to the history of the other women, the reader is subjected to a chapter filled with her life drama in between each of the historical chapters. My other issue, and truly this is just a preference, is that I typically avoid Literary Fiction. It‘s a genre that I rarely enjoy since it is so often filled (⬇️) 3mo
DGRachel with misery. This is no exception. It‘s an emotionally heavy book. I wanted to bail almost the entire time I was reading but I promised a friend I would finish. There‘s a rape scene that was almost my breaking point. I can see why this book is so loved. It just wasn‘t for me. 3mo
Graywacke @DGRachel it‘s not universally loved ☺️ (I‘m not a fan) 3mo
CarolynM It‘s not something that has ever appealed to me and judging by your review I think I‘ve been right to avoid it. Thanks for the validation🙂 (edited) 3mo
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jen_the_scribe
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Mehso-so

I think my rating is more the result of a me problem and not a problem with the story. The narrator was fantastic and the descriptions and prose were wonderful. The historical elements were interesting, and I like how the artifacts found within the ancient codex connected all these separate stories and characters. But it was also extremely depressing, so full of misery and tragedy (which I guess is historically accurate) (cont. in comments)

jen_the_scribe I just needed more soft moments between the characters. But I guess life would be like that in the midst of war/religious persecution. I also struggled a bit with the main character seeming to only have the purpose of tying all the stories together and connecting all the characters. Her individual story felt lacking. I think I may have enjoyed this more if I had actually read it instead of listening to it, it was kind of complex to listen to. 4mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This was one of those books I read with no idea who the author is - do other people do that? 🤔 I only realised at the end that I've read a book by her - Nine Parts of Desire.

I absolutely loved this and it just spoke to my little comparative religion-loving heart.

TW: rape (not too graphic) and torture (had to skip pages). Weak-stomached the author is not.

I loved the exquisite detail and different eras covered. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

CoffeeK8 I loved this book so much, what a wonderful writer 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @CoffeeK8 definitely. I want to read the book that won her the Pulitzer 4mo
Susanita This is one of my favorites and one that I often recommend. I especially enjoyed the audiobook. 4mo
BarbaraJean Oh, this was SO good! Even though so much of it was hard to read. Religious persecution is really difficult for me to read about. I also really want to read Year of Wonders by this author, but I don‘t know if it‘s still too pandemic-adjacent for me! 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean I put Year of Wonders on my Scribd list but I'll have to see when I'm ready for it. 4mo
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BarbaraJean
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This was excellent. I‘ve been hearing resounding praise of Brooks for years. I‘m glad my August #BookSpin prompted me to finally pick this off the TBR shelf. It traces the journey of an illuminated manuscript back in time, interweaving the story of the expert called upon to restore the book in 1996 Sarajevo. There was so much fascinating history here—I loved the glimpses of each era and the people whose (often-harsh) lives the narrative explores.

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jen_the_scribe
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My next listen is historical fiction 😊

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BarbaraJean
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Can I just say how much I love it when I go to start a new book and realize I have the perfect book-to-bookmark pairing? 😍

Ruthiella I love it when that happens too! 😃 5mo
Saknicole I have the same bookmark! 5mo
BarbaraJean @Ruthiella It good to know other people share this bookmark quirk! 😆 @Saknicole It's so pretty! I received it in a Litsy swap a few years ago! 5mo
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Cinfhen
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#AlphabetGame I couldn‘t pick just one… I LOVE both of these books SO MUCH!!!

kspenmoll Two fabulous choices!! 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks @kspenmoll Both books are on my Top 5 of All Time Favorites 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Centique People of the Book is amazing. And I was transported by Poisonwood Bible - read it in my early 20s - but I also felt so troubled and stressed out by it that it‘s hard to rank it! 6mo
Cinfhen For some reason I avoided the Kingsolver when it first came out @Centique and then a few years back I did a markup travel book on Litsy with the wonderful @sisilia and this was one of the books!!! Another was this one which I also LOVED 6mo
Centique The Elegance of the Hedgehog is on my list for this year. It‘s been in my TBR for so so long. Looking forward to it! 6mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, you‘re gonna LOVE IT @Centique 💕💕💕 6mo
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Susanita
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Especially enjoyable as an audiobook. #alphabetgame #letter

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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 This was my first Geraldine Brooks novel and I was pretty blown away. I read this because she‘ll be at the National Book Festival (so excited!!). The topic didn‘t sound too interesting - the description is rather vague. I was so pleasantly surprised and I‘m very interested in reading something else from her.

Sapphire One of my favorite authors. Saw her in Savannah at the book festival a few years ago and she is fascinating. Enjoy! 6mo
lauraisntwilder I loved this one! 6mo
Lauren890 @Sapphire That‘s great to hear! I‘m so excited and hope to grab another book of hers soon! 6mo
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Lauren890 @lauraisntwilder I just happened to find this in a little free library. So glad I gave it a chance! 6mo
Sapphire Year of Wonders (about the plague) and the secret chord are some of my favorites of hers. 6mo
Lauren890 @Sapphire Thank you for the suggestions- I wasn‘t sure where to go next! 6mo
lauraisntwilder @Lauren890 Lucky find! 6mo
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BarbaraJean
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I‘m excited about this month‘s #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin picks—I got one selection from each half of my list: one specific book, and one shelf to pick from as the mood strikes. People of the Book is my BookSpin pick, and the DoubleSpin landed on this shelf of fiction choices. There are certainly some chunksters on this shelf, and I probably won‘t end up going for Count of Monte Cristo, but I have a lot of great options!

SilversReviews This was a good one!! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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kspenmoll
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I feel I cannot do justice to this book in words.Gut wrenching,page turning,exhilarating,devastating-I could go on & on.So much history through people & the effect an ancient illustrated Jewish codex had on their lives, misfortunes, & fortunes.Hanna,a rare book restorer, follows up on clues within its pages:hair,wine stains,salt crystals,a feather,& a rose, in hopes of unlocking the book‘s journey through time.Each epoch stimulated all my senses.

Readergrrl I have this book in my TBR library. I must move it up on my list!!! 7mo
kspenmoll @Readergrrl You should; I was enthralled! 7mo
jlhammar Yes! Great book. I am hoping to start her newest soon. Can't wait! 7mo
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kspenmoll
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More reviews to catch up on,but I will not get to them today.
People of the Book⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
All the Ways We Said Goodbye⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Heron‘s Cry⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bloomsbury Girls⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Dictionary of Lost Words: between a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ & a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

thereadingpal Added People of The Book to my stack. It seems really interesting 8mo
MicheleinPhilly You‘ve had a good run of good reads! 8mo
kspenmoll @MicheleinPhilly I know; totally unplanned except for one buddy read. 8mo
kspenmoll @thereadingpal I loved it! Hope you do as well. 8mo
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kspenmoll
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Started this tonight. Brings me back in time to the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War(1992-95). Judy Collins wrote and sang this haunting song:

https://youtu.be/46ss5p3KSps

EvieBee What a lovely photo! I have yet to read this one but it‘s on my list. 9mo
Susanita Beautiful song. This is one of my favorite books! 9mo
Tamra Such a cozy setting! 9mo
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jlhammar Great book! Looks like a perfect reading spot. 9mo
Librarybelle Such a great book! 9mo
merelybookish Great read! 9mo
Hooked_on_books I love a cozy porch photo! 9mo
kspenmoll @EvieBee @Hooked_on_books @merelybookish @Librarybelle @jlhammar @Tamra @Susanita @EvieBee Thank you all for your comments on my favorite summer reading spot, my porch. Glad to hear all the accolades about the book! @Susanita it is a haunting song.💕💕 9mo
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suvata
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People of the Book is a historical fiction novel about a book conservator named Dr. Hanna Heath and her intensive research on the history of the famous Sarajevo Haggadah. The book is an imagined history following the real clues found in the manuscript, and the novel jumps back and forth between Hanna‘s findings and historical events that brought the book to its current home in the National Museum in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

SarahBookInterrupted Great book. 1y
Suet624 It‘s been sitting on my shelf for years. I have to get to it. 1y
Susanita One of my all time favorites! 1y
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Auntynanny
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This novel tells the story of a Jewish prayer book from the middle ages, and all the people and places it touched over the centuries.

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dainarmb
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Panpan

⭐FULL REVIEW UP ON MY GOODREADS, BUT IN ESSENCE-
*insert Amy Santiago voice here* YA BORING.

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dainarmb
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This is the reading challenge for my online book club, and People of the Book fulfills #15! These prompts seem complicated but I like the challenge of finding books already on my shelves that fit 😅🤷🏽‍♀️

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dainarmb
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This book has an interesting concept and a beautiful cover, but it's very slow-going. Maybe because the protagonist isn't particularly likable? 🤔🤷🏽‍♀️ #currentlyreading

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dainarmb
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My job interview today went well so I'm sitting here thinking positive thoughts. After yesterday's disgusting EVERYTHING, I'm celebrating this personal win!

Happy to be playing #BookSpinBingo with @TheAromaofBooks to help me complete #MountTBR. Let's goooo! 🎉

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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dainarmb
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Struggling to form a mental image of this dark and pale protagonist... 🤨

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Librarybelle
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Thanks for the tag, @Eggs !

The tagged book is the first I read by Brooks, and I was thoroughly captivated. Her writing is so beautiful, and I felt it lent so well to this inspiring tale of one book‘s journey through the years and the people it touched. Thinking about this makes me want to reread it!

1. Definitely anything to do with a face mask - “please put up your face mask” is often said at the library

2. My cats - always
#ThankfulThursday

Eggs This is on my Mt. TBR!! 2y
Cosmos_Moon Ooo! Sounds like a cool read 📖 and all the mask references would make no sense in 2019. We‘re really in a different world. 2y
Centique I loved this book too! 2y
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Ruthiella
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#ThankfulThursday

1. “Regulations vary by county but masks are worn in retail spaces.” 😯

2. My paycheck! 😬

Thanks for the tag @Eggs ! 😀

Tagging @Arvena @BookNAround @JessClark78 @zezeki If you are so inclined. 😊

zezeki Thanks for the tag! 2y
Ruthiella @zezeki You are welcome! 😀 2y
Cosmos_Moon Hmm... I‘d wonder what kind of masks. Hopefully Halloween 🎃 that would be fun! 2y
Ruthiella @Cosmos_Moon I saw a woman at Petco in June 2020 wearing a Transformer Halloween mask... 😟 Maybe that was the best she could muster? 2y
Cosmos_Moon That is amazing, actually! 2y
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Cortg
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Happy Anniversary and CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on your milestone!
*My favorite book so far this year is the tagged book, People of the Book.
*I have 2 books I‘m most looking forward to reading in the 2nd half of 2020 1.Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and 2. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving @squirrelbrain #nutsaboutbooks

squirrelbrain The tagged book sounds great -I‘ve read Year of Wonders by the same author and loved it so I‘m stacking this one. You‘re in for a treat with Rebecca! Thanks for playing! 3y
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vivastory
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#TBRPile Day 10
Posting 1 unread book each day for 31 days. Including my ebooks. No reason, no explanation. Creating a TBR out of my TBR.
@StaceyKondla

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Fantastic book! Excellent audiobook too. 3y
kroberts New to Litsy...interested to see your unread books each day. Am using lockdown to try to catch up with the backlog on my bookshelves and trying not to order new books... however friends keep recommending titles and now I‘ve found Litsy...my list just gets longer.... 3y
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Susanita
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Day 5 of #7books7days

Fabulous audiobook

Butterfinger Loved this book. 3y
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GatheringBooks
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#AcrossApril Day 8: The endpapers pictorially depict “The Global Journey of the Sarajevo Haggadah.” This book is inspired by the true story of the Jewish holy book, Haggadah, a famously-illuminated codex read aloud by the Jewish people during #Passover. The author learned about its disappearance, its incalculable value, and the fact that it was saved by a Muslim librarian from being destroyed during the war. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-gs5

Eggs Love the map/illustrations 👏🏻🤗 3y
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Cortg
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My January wrap up! January is always my biggest reading month of the year. Lots of great books but the tagged one was my favorite.

megnews I love that one too! 3y
Cortg @megnews I‘ve recommended to several people for this month‘s reading challenge at work “read a book suggested my a librarian!” 3y
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Cortg
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I loved this one! It‘s the story of an Australian book expert who is offered a job to analyze and conserve the Sarajevo Haggadah. As she examines and makes repairs, she finds traces of the book‘s history. Each clue she finds sends the reader back in time to uncover the life and mystery of this extraordinary book.

Itchyfeetreader I love this one - I have done a few re reads before now and it‘s fab 3y
Cortg @Itchyfeetreader I don‘t usually reread books but after finishing this I immediately thought a reread will happen in the future! 3y
Susanita The audiobook is fantastic! 3y
Cortg @Susanita I listened to part of it and read part of it since I was in a time crunch for book club. The narrator did an excellent job with the accents but I personally had a hard time when the book has breaking points and I didn‘t seem to catch them as easily on audio. Both formats were great! 3y
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Cortg
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Happy New Year! I‘m “chaperoning” my daughter and her theater friends at the house which means I‘m reading and they‘re singing their hearts out into the new year/decade!

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 3y
Cortg @Redwritinghood Happy New Year to you! 3y
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Cortg
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Off to an excellent start!

Crazeedi Good book 3y
Lynnsoprano That‘s one I want to read. 3y
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano you'll enjoy it 3y
Susanita One of my all time favorites! 3y
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Cortg
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I‘m starting this today! Book club is in exactly ONE week and I really hope I finish in time 🤞🏼 I also have the audio downloaded on my phone for drives, errands, cleaning etc!

rockpools Really enjoyed this one! 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Fantastic in audio! I loved this book! 3y
Librarybelle This was such a good book...hope you enjoy! 3y
Cortg @RachelO @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Librarybelle Yay! Now I‘m super e cited about this book 😀 3y
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tessavi
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#Day7 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation.

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Johanna414
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Ready for another day in my dad‘s antique store... not so secretly hoping it‘s slow so I don‘t get too many interruptions from my books 😂

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Johanna414
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I took the kids to daycare today so I could get some cleaning done. And then I crawled back into bed with this month‘s book club title and a new crochet project... I almost feel guilty as I look around at all the piles of laundry that need to be put away 😂

Lynnsoprano This has been on my TBR for a while now. Thanks for the reminder about it. 3y
Johanna414 @Lynnsoprano my mom has been bugging me to read it for years, so I‘m glad for the excuse to finally pick it up. 120 pages in and it‘s fantastic! 3y
Crazeedi Great book! 3y
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano you will enjoy 3y
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Butterfinger
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Intertwined themes of cultures impacting each other, of the present interpreting he past, of the past dictating the future. A sacred Hebrew book, created by a 15 c Muslim slave, survives the Diaspora, the Inquisition, and wars. Muslims, Christians, and Jews all have cared for this art piece, protecting it with their lives. Brooks has taken minute details such as a wine stain to create the most amazing stories. The 1 negative - I CAN'T SEE THE MAP.

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Butterfinger
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"It was here to test us, to see if there were people who could see that what united us was more than what divided us. That to be a human being matters more than to be a Jew or a Muslim, Catholic or Orthodox."

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Butterfinger
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"I'm a bookworm; not a diplomat, not a spook. And certainly not some kind of commando Ms. Fix-It for Israel."

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Butterfinger
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"For her, my double-honors degrees in chemistry and ancient Near Eastern languages might as well have been a used Kleenex."

I love this book. My daughter wanted to be a paleontologist since 4th grade. Until this year, when she had honors chemistry. I think I finally found a career that I could live precariously through her. Ancient book restoration. How cool!!!!

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Butterfinger
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Can't wait to start. Reminds me of The Weight of Ink which I enjoyed.

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candority
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I need your help!

I‘m currently writing a paper about readers‘ advisory in libraries, and part of the paper is to provide suggestions (both fiction & nonfiction) for someone who loved this book. We‘re allowed to use any resource to answer this question, so in addition to research, I wanted to ask my book family!

For those of you who have read it, what did you like about it? Have you read anything similar to it? What would you recommend?

tjwill Have you ever used whatshouldireadnext.com? You type in a title or author, and it gives suggestions! 4y
candority Thanks @tjwill! I‘ll check it out! I‘ve looked at Novelist, which offers readalikes as well 😊 4y
tjwill @candority You‘re welcome! Sorry I haven‘t read the book, so I can‘t help on that front. 4y
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Susanita I loved this book. It probably helped that I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a fantastic job with all the accents. I loved the story too though, especially the way she put it together. There‘s also a nice quote about tolerant and intolerant societies that I just adore. 4y
CoffeeK8 I loved this book but I‘m not sure of a readalike. Maybe this one 4y
candority That‘s quite alright @tjwill, all suggestions are helpful! 4y
candority @Susanita It does sound like a great book! I‘ll have to read it once I‘m done this assignment. 4y
candority Thank you @CoffeeK8, I‘ll check it out! 4y
silentrequiem I haven't read this but I immediately thought of 4y
Branwen I love this book SO MUCH! It's actually the book that inspired me to focus on archiving in my MLIS degree! 😍 📚 It might be a bit of a stretch, but I always think of The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga when I think of this book. The stories are completely different, but both have the themes of ancient/rare book conservation! I hope that helps! 💕 4y
candority @Branwen Wow, that‘s quite the endorsement! Now I definitely need to read this book! 😊 I‘ll check out The Sixteen Pleasures! Thank you so much! 4y
emtobiasz This one has a similar narrative structure, following a piece of art across owners and centuries: 4y
candority @emtobiasz That‘s great, thank you! 4y
Butterfinger I'm starting this book today and decided to see what others thought before I started. How convenient that I saw your post. I'm reading it for Around the World Challenge (Bosnia and Herzegovina). The blurb reminds me of Rachel Kadish's The Weight of Ink. Highly recommend. Hebrew papers found in London and the researchers discovered they were written by a woman who corresponded with a scholar who had been ostracized for radicalism. 3y
candority @Butterfinger What an awesome coincidence! Thank you for your suggestion. I‘ve added it to my list 😊 I hope you end up enjoying this one! 3y
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rizzle4
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This book provides a refreshing perspective as it takes you through the history of the Haggadah. I was hooked!

megnews ❤️ this 4y
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REPollock
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I loved this book!!! It‘s on a digital deal right now, just FYI. 📚😄

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rachaich
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Ooh I rather liked this.
I appreciated the more modern aspects as I read it... however, on contemplating the whole book, I'm thinking more about the historic sections.
I now want to read March by her.

rockpools I enjoyed this too - looking forward to reading more by her ... one day! 4y
rachaich @RachelO so many books... not enough time! 4y
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rachaich
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Love the plot synopsis of this.
Now just hoping it lives up to it!

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Tianarose
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All Finished. I absolutely adored this book! Beautifully written.

Cinfhen This book was SO GOOD!!!! 4y
Crazeedi Great book 4y
Susanita I loved the audiobook version! 4y
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Tianarose
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Loving this book. The mix of present and past stories is fabulous.

GlitterGirl Love the bookmark! 4y
Tianarose @GlitterGirl thank you! I got it from @Schnoebs in the bookmark swap we did a while back. 4y
Schnoebs Well doesn‘t that just look cool as hell lol 🥰 4y
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Tianarose @Schnoebs right?!? It‘s by far my@favourite bookmark 🥰😉 4y
Schnoebs So happy to hear!!! I had fun making them ☺️ 4y
cherinium I noticed this one on my TBR shelf the other day. I have no idea what it is even about or how it came to be on my shelf. 🤔 4y
Tianarose @cherinium sometimes those are the best kind of book! 4y
cherinium @Tianarose I'll have to check it out. 4y
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Palindrome
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Hannah Heath, rare book expert and rebellious adult child, discovers a bunch of tiny-whimsical-sort-of-squished-up-artifacts in the binding of a 15th-century Hebrew manuscript. Intrigued by these tiny-whimsical-sort-of-squished-up-artifacts, she embarks on a page-turning journey. This book about the book is carefully researched, well-crafted, and highly readable— with the exception of penultimate shenanigans ill-suited to a moody, sensitive novel.

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Tianarose
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Coffee, sunshine and a good book. Perfect. In reality I am ignoring the years I desperately need to clean.

Crazeedi Great book 4y
Crazeedi Btw, I'm ignoring the same thing!😉💞 4y
Tianarose @Crazeedi glad I‘m not the only one. My landlord usually hires someone to do the spring yard clean up but this year she had to get some work done on her car and I said I would do it. Plus I feel guilty cause I am the one with the dogs lol. (Last year I paid the poop portion of the cleanup cost) 4y
Crazeedi @Tianarose I'm lucky my dog has lots of space, and he never poops in the yard! Woods or the fields, hes very private!🐶💞 4y
Tianarose @Crazeedi that is nice. My dogs usually stick to a couple areas and leave the main area of the yard 4y
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People of the Book | Geraldine Brooks
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Finished my second #lmpbc pick from @TheKidUpstairs now onto this one, I‘ve had it on my shelf for quite some time.

megnews Love this 4y
TheKidUpstairs Yay! I just finished @ShelleyBooksie 's selection, so it will be on its way to you shortly 😁 4y
TheKidUpstairs And, I hope you're enjoying People of the Book. I read it recently and loved it! 4y
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Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs I am looking forward to the next book! I am also really enjoying the book people. :) 4y
Tianarose @TheKidUpstairs I still haven‘t received the book you send for #lmpbc I really hope it will show up soon!! 4y
TheKidUpstairs @Tianarose I just sent it this past week, so it should arrive this week 😁 4y
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