People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

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October 2, 2015, 2:00 PM CT

From the TALK series, Entangled World
Discussion Leader: Beverly B. Mack

Book restorer Hannah Heath's project, the 500-year-old illuminated Sarajevo Haggedeh manuscript, is a repository of tragic episodes throughout human history: as a friend tells her, "this book has survived the same disaster over and over again," referring to "this fear, this hate, this need to demonize 'the other.'" As Heath unpacks the clues in the book that illuminate its history - an insect wing, a wine stain, a missing silver clasp - her life in Sarajevo at the end of the fratricidal Bosnian war enriches her own perspectives on humankind's potential for violence and redemption.

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