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People of the Book

Paperback $16.00

Dec 30, 2008 | 416 Pages

Ebook $9.99

Jan 01, 2008 | 400 Pages

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Nov 10, 2015 | 840 Minutes

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Jan 01, 2008 | 840 Minutes

  • Paperback $16.00

    Dec 30, 2008 | 416 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Jan 01, 2008 | 400 Pages

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IMPAC Dublin Literary Award WINNER

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Mary Shelly Award WINNER

New England Book Award for Fiction WINNER

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year WINNER

Indies Choice Award NOMINEE

Harold U. Ribalow Prize FINALIST


Praise for People of the Book:

“There’s romance between Brooks and the world, and her writing is as full of heart and curiosity as it is intelligence and judgement.”
–The Boston Globe

“Intelligent, thoughtful, gracefully written and orginal. . .Brooks tells a believable and engaging story.”
–The Washington Post

 ”Intense, gripping. . . People of the Book, like her Pulitzer Prize-winning previous novel March, is a tour de force that delivers a reverberating lesson gleaned from history. . . . It’s a brilliant, innately suspenseful structure, and one that allows Brooks to show off her remarkable aptitude for assimilating research and conveying a wide range of settings. Also on full display is her keen sense of dramatic pacing.”
–San Francisco Chronicle 

“[A] marvelously intertwined narrative, with one strand tied to the contemporary world and the other leading us back into European history, into wars and inquisitions and family tragedies, all of this making up avidly narrated, powerfully emotional quest.”
–The Dallas Morning News

“Richly imagined and at times almost unbearably exciting. . . . An ambitious book, a pleasure to read, and wholly successful in its attempt to give a sense of how miraculous, unlikely and ultimately binding the history of objects can be.”
–Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

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