Sunday, November 20, 2011

People of the Book

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Unabridged audio on 12CDs, read by Edwina Wren

Most likely the best book I've read/listened to all year. The readers wasn't the best I've heard, but the story itself was worth every minute. A specialist in preservation and restoration of ancient books is called to Sarajevo to restore a recently discovered 15th century Jewish prayerbook. As she restores the book, the story goes backward in time to trace the history of the book and how it came to be in Sarajevo. Awesome, awesome story, expertly written.

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