People of the Book: A Novel

The bestselling novel that follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war, from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed and beloved author. Called "a tour de force...show more

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372 pages

Average rating: 7.9

109 RATINGS

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seattle_andrea
Dec 07, 2023
8/10 stars
Between Venice, Seville, and Sarajevo, Brooks brings together an interesting cast of characters spanning centuries with a touch of Australian originality. Somewhat slow, but a good read overall.
JacquieO
Apr 25, 2023
10/10 stars
This was an exquisitely written book. The jumping forward and backward in time was handled cleverly, so much so that I who don't like that format, loved this.
RW2
Feb 23, 2023
7/10 stars
It went a bit long and had difficulty following the narrative; but generally worth reading as I respect this author.
tifscatku
Aug 31, 2022
9/10 stars
Our book club gave it an A-
Beckster857
Mar 07, 2022
7/10 stars
Most of our members didn't like the way it went back in time in reverse chronological order. Parts of it were confusing. The fact that it is based on a true ancient book which has been saved from war by muslims made it more interesting to us. Most would recommend it but with the caveat to read the acknowledgments first.

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