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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 People of the Book
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'When Hannah 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 Hannah's orderly life, including her encounter with Ozren Karamen, the young librarian who risked his life to save the book.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For the librarians.
  • Epigraph: There, where one burns books, one in the end burns men. - Heinrich Heine
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2008 .
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      Extent: 390p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 9780732280376 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Fourth Estate ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 372p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • On t.p. verso: Originally published in the United States in 2008 by Viking.
      ISBN: 9780007177431 (hbk.), 9780007265039
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Viking ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 372p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 9780670018215 (hbk.)
    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
      ISBN: 9780732297381 (paperback) :
      Series: y Modern Australian Classics A & R Modern Australian Classics Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2014- 7434666 2014 series - publisher
Alternative title: Los guardianes del libro
Language: Spanish
      • Publisher: RBA
      Barcelona,
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      Spain,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      RBA ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 394p.
      Edition info: 1st Spanish Ed.
      Reprinted: 2010
      ISBN: 9788498672954

Works about this Work

You're Reading Maureen Bridge , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2-3 November 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2008 single work novel
Book Review – People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks Joanne Peulen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2011;

— Review of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2008 single work novel
Portrayal of Librarians in Australian Creative Writing Australian Library Journal Michael Middleton , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , June vol. 60 no. 2 2011; (p. 144-154)
'An exploration is made of the ways in which librarians have been depicted in Australian creative writing. Reference is made to characters in novels, short stories, drama and poetry. With respect to novels, there is some consideration of characterisation and its relationship to plot.' Michael Middleton.
Worlds Collide for People of the Book Mark Thomas , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 April 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2008 single work novel
A Novel Approach to Religion Paul Mitchell , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , March vol. 69 no. 1 2010; (p. 89-98)
Discusses religious themes and aspects in some recent Australian fiction.
A Drop of Wine and Blood Simmy Richman , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Independent on Sunday , 13 January 2008;

— Review of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2008 single work novel
Time-Travelling Mystery Has a Rare Spark of Imagination Greg Changnon , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 13 January 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2008 single work novel
A Literal Page Turner of a Mystery Janet Maslin , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: International Herald Tribune , 10 January 2008; (p. 10) The New York Times , 7 January 2008; (p. 1)

— Review of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2008 single work novel
A Rare Manuscript Illuminates Lives from Medieval Spain to Modern-Day Sarajevo Jonathan Yardley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Washington Post , 6 January 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2008 single work novel
All the World's a Page Lisa Fugard , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 20 January vol. 113 no. 3 2008; (p. 5)

— Review of People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 2008 single work novel
Woman of the World Janet Hawley , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 15 December 2007; (p. 16-18, 19-20)
Geraldine Brooks, Author : 'The History ... Gives You a Kind of Scaffolding' Kirsten Tagami (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 13 January 2008; (p. 3)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 January 2008; (p. 30)
A column canvassing current literary news including the US reception of Geraldine Brooks's People of the Book.
Searching for Hope in History John Freeman , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 January 2008; (p. 4-5)
A Sacred Book and Its Keepers Bron Sibree , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 February 2008; (p. 13)
Last amended 13 Mar 2015 15:02:18
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