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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
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Apr 24, 2012

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The Sarajevo Haggadah a priceless sacred book is the center piece of this story. Where did it come from? The Haggadah does indeed exist, and Brooks offers a fictional reconstruction of its origins, going deeper and deeper back in time to imagine its creation. I enjoyed the frame narrative, which deals with the woman whose task is to restore the haggadah. As with all of Brooks' novels, this one poses interesting questions about the past, but I never find that there is much emotional depth to her writing, despite the richness of her subject matter.

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