October 2022 Book Group at Odin & Freja’s Place
Join us to discuss “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks!
Please make note of the special time and location for this discussion—we’ll see you on Thursday, October 27 at 5 p.m. at Odin & Freja’s Place in Scandinavia!
Copies of “People of the Book” are available to check out at the Scandinavia Public Library, or you can place a hold through our online catalog at www.infosoup.org.
Called “a tour de force” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain.
When it falls to Australian rare book expert Hanna Heath to conserve this priceless work, the tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding—a butterfly wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—only begin to unlock the book’s deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics.
Inspired by a true story, “People of the Book” is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed and beloved author.
Book Group normally takes place at the Scandinavia Public Library at 4 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The October, 2022 meeting is an exception, and our November meeting may also change due to Thanksgiving. Be sure to watch Facebook or the library’s website for the most recent updates!
We read books across most genres as well as some non-fiction. Anyone is welcome to attend who has read or is interested in the current month’s book, and is willing to participate in a civil manner. Members are welcome to attend one meeting or all of them as their interests and schedules permit.
Odin & Freja’s Place is located at 335 N. Main Street in Scandinavia. It provides a welcoming and creative place for people to meet, enjoy music, and socialize with a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.