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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks Discussion Questions

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

''People of the Book'' is a work of historical fiction that asks us to consider human connections over vast swaths of time. These questions can help guide your students through a discussion on this and other ideas within the novel.

People of the Book

People of the Book is a 2008 historical-fiction novel by Australian-American journalist Geraldine Brooks. The story follows a fictional protagonist as she works on restoring the very real Sarajevo Haggadah, one of the oldest surviving Jewish illuminated manuscripts in the world. Set amid the Bosnian War of the 1990s, the aloof restorer learns more about herself and humanity in the process. The following questions are designed to help guide your class through a discussion on the characters, plots, structure, and themes of People of the Book.

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