Saturday, 21 February 2009

People of the Book

On the train this week I finished reading Geraldine Brooks wonderfully imagined "People of the Book".
I like the idea that the tiny traces of amost nothing at all that the rare book restorer finds in the beautiful haggadah are the inspiration for imagined stories from the past.
It's a very lovely and literary way of weaving meaning out of something that seemed lost for ever. In the way she has chosen to do that she also offers a vision of the diversity of faiths existing back through history.