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People of the book

Former Wall Street Journal war correspondent Geraldine Brooks is busy promoting her new novel called 'People of the Book' The author drew on her experience in Bosnia for the story which is set in Sarajevo. Kirsten Tagami interviews Geraldine for the Atlanta Journal Constitution,
I was in Bosnia during the siege of Sarajevo and I heard about this Hebrew codex that was the treasure of the Bosnian collection that had gone missing during the war. There was a lot of intrigue around what had happened with it. And when I found out that it had been rescued by a Muslim librarian, who had taken it to safety during the course of the war, I just got really intrigued with the story. link
Geraldine also authored the novel Year of Wonders and the nonfiction Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.