January 23rd, 2010


And another book read

Over Shabbat I read "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. It's historical fiction, using the real-life story of the Sarajevo Haggaddah as a jumping-off point to visit various periods in (mostly Jewish) history. Very well-written, it paints (so to speak) a series of vivid pictures.

But it is a bit of a downer. If I had to summarize, I'd have to quote the Haggaddah. "And thus has it been for our ancestors and for us. Not only once, but in generation after generation there have been those who arose to destroy us."

I need something happy-making and uplifting to read next.