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Brooks, Geraldine. PEOPLE OF THE BOOK: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Viking Press, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 372 pages. As New/As New.

The author's third novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2008, it is Geraldine Brooks' first novel since her stunning Pulitzer Prize upset win. Advance Signed Copy. "Autographed Copy" removable sticker pasted on the cover. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The story is heaven-sent for all readers and especially for rare book collectors/lovers. Brooks shows through one legendary book, the "Sarajevo Haggadah", how much books have meant to all civilizations, ancient and modern, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim, East and West alike. "Hanna Heath, an Australian rare book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: Analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling 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 its ancient binding, she begins to unlock the book's mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book's journey from its salvation back to its creation. Inspired by a true story, 'People of the Book' is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Geraldine Brooks collectors. This is an Advance Signed Copy, and is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Geraldine Brooks. It is signed directly on the page, not on a tipped-in page, even though it comes from the publisher. This is one of surprisingly few signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for "March". One of the finest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GERALDINE BROOKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 067001821X. $70.00

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