People of the Book is by Geraldine Brooks. Hanna, an Australian rare book expert is hired to restore the Sarajevo Haggadah, an ancient Jewish book found in Bosnia. As she restores the book she discovers an insect's wing, a wine stain, salt crystals, and a white hair. The book contains flashbacks that trace the book's history from 1480 through WWII using the four items found in the book as focal points. Hanna's more modern story is also told in between the flashbacks. A complex story of love, pain, history, and faith.
Ratings: Adult - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).