Friday Finds: People of the Book
We have a cardboard box in the kitchen of my office filled with books. People drop in books they’ve finished or have never gotten to and take some other offerings left by co-workers. I was browsing through the box the other day (waiting for my raisin bread to toast) and spotted People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.
From my time working at the bookstore, I remember this book being popular, but I didn’t know too much about it. After reading the blurb on the back, I decided this will be my Memorial Day weekend read.
Inspired by the true story of a mysterious codex known as the Sarajevo Haggadah, People of the Book is a sweeping adventure through five centuries of history. From its creation in Muslim-ruled, medieval Spain, the illuminated manuscript makes a series of perilous journeys: through Inquisition-era Venice, fin-de-siecle Vienna, and the Nazi sacking of Sarajevo.
What are you Friday Finds for this long weekend?
**Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading