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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
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Jul 01, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-books

Geraldine Brook's latest is a treat for us librarians (as well as dedicated to us in the front!) as she traces the path of an ancient religious text that, although Jewish in origin, was saved and added to several times over by members of different religions and cultures throughout time. As usual, Brooks' prose is both incredibly readable and laudably literary, and her theme that the love of knowledge and books crosses all historical and cultural boundaries is well illustrated through her complex characterizations and real-life-inspired plot. In the end, all of us who love, teach, and support literacy and learning are "People of the Book."
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July 1, 2008 – Shelved
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August 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
August 27, 2008 – Shelved as: adult-books

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message 1: by Linda (last edited Nov 08, 2009 04:48PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Linda Miller This book is also a treasure for us bibliophiles but also for a mother who has a daughter studying in art school; art history and cutorial studies and about to start her graduate studies. The same thing sideways as Hanna does with books. I see the way my daughter's face lights up with joy doing her research and when she makes a discovery it is almost more than a mother's heart can take. So.....when I read this book I also imagined my daughter years from now making the same discoveries about a painting and I know all will be right with the world.

Laurie I love your comment, Linda...:)

Valerie A. And, for we archivists and book conservators!

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