People of the Book [Three Things Thursday]

Snow Flower and the Secret FanPeople of the Book
Rating: 4/5
Date Read: July 2008

1. Brooks takes the tale of the Sarajevo Haggadah and creates stories surrounding it and its journey from 14th century Spain to the present day. As our main character discovers clues in the present, we are swept back in the past to see how this book and its beautiful pages affected the people around it and how it survived so many wars and purges.

2. I really liked the idea of taking something real and fictionalizing its history. Even though I knew the stories weren’t what really happened, some things certainly happened to this book for it to survive this long and it was a nice way to celebrate that fact.

3. Brooks is a fantastic writer (if you haven’t read March yet, stop reading this and go pick it up now). People of the Book is no exception.

Three Things Thursday is a weekly feature where I review books I read prior to blogging by sharing just three things about them.