Geraldine Brooks: People of the Book

(Fiction, 372 pp. 2008)

One of the earliest Jewish religious volumes to be illuminated with images, the Sarajevo Haggadah survived centuries of purges and wars thanks to people of all faiths who risked their lives to safeguard it. Brooks has turned the intriguing but sparely detailed history of this precious volume into an emotionally rich fictionalization that retraces its turbulent journey.

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