The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Book Title: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
I might as well say it, right from the jump: it wasn't my usual kind of job.Friday 56:
Isak pushed his wire-rimmed glasses up the bridge of his nose. "Maybe what you say is true for the Jews in Germany. We all hear troubling news from there. But not here. Anti-semitism has never been a part of lives here in Sarajevo."Comments: I just finished this marvelous and complex novel by Geraldine Brooks. I've liked everything I've read by her. This book chronicles the history of a very special book, an illuminated Jewish prayer book thought to have been created in the mid 1400s. It not only talks about the book but the people whose lives were touched by the book over the ages. Very clever and interesting and, I might add, timely since it deals with Christians, Muslims, and Jews and their interconnected religions. I read this for an upcoming book club and I look forward to the discussion.