Granite Fiction Club

Meets the First Tuesday of Every Month from 7 to 8 PM.

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December's pick is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famous Sarajevo Haggadah, which was rescued during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna discovers a series of tiny artifacts in the book's ancient binding, she begins to unlock its mysteries, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during WW II, a Muslim risks his life to protect the book from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in a struggle against the city's rising anti-Semitism. In Inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it. Hanna's investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics.

 

Event date: 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

536 Granite Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
People of the Book: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143115007
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - December 30th, 2008