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August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UMFPL’s Book Discussion Group is on Zoom.
Join us for our August Title:
(No need to sign-up each month, we’ll keep you on our list until you tell us to take you off. Annually, we will check in to confirm you want to keep receiving the info!)
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
2008, 372 pages
Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed and beloved author. Called “a tour de force” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain. When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—only begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultranationalist fanatics.