Geraldine Brooks “People of the Book”

January 11th, 2008

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A centuries-old Jewish religious book manages to survive into modern times, in the new novel by Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and novelist Geraldine Brooks.

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Clues to its provenance come from the wing of an insect, crystals of salt, a single white hair, and what appears to be a wine stain — each carefully explored in vignettes that Brooks brings to life. Her book is called “People of the Book.”

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