Next Meeting: Thursday, June 4 (noon) and Thursday, June 11 (7:30 a.m.) – People of the Book

Having enjoyed several of her other books, we selected Geraldine Brooks’s most recent book for June.  The book focuses on the  stories related to the “clues” left in the Sarajevo Haggadah and the story of Hanna Heath, a rare book conservator.  Both Lisa Fugard  and Janet Maslin wrote about the book in the New York Times.  Additional reviews can be found on ReviewsOfBooks.com.  Yale University has a website  with information and photos of various Haggadah.  High quality illustrations are also available on another website and maybe some of you will be able to identify some of the stories.  The colorful illustrations use the same background of blue or orange colored squares.  Geraldine Brooks’s website includes links to her NPR interview and a conversation among other resources.  Pioneers of Book Conservation discusses the careers of pre-eminent US and UK book conservators.

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