People of the Book Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Geraldine Brooks
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“Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996” – “An Insect’s Wing: Sarajevo, 1940”

• Part I introduces the first-person narrator, Hanna Heath.

• Hanna describes her job analyzing and conserving the Sarajevo Haggadah as unusual.

• Hanna has traveled from Australia to Sarajevo following the Bosnian War, accompanied by several bank guards, U.N. guards, a U.N. observer, and Scottish Sikh Hamish Sajjan.

• The Sarajevo Haggadah is described as an illustrated Hebrew manuscript created in medieval Spain and having come to attention in 1894.

• The manuscript disappeared in 1992 as a result of the fighting in Bosnia.

• After the manuscript was saved by a Muslim named Ozren Karaman, it has been stored in a deposit-box at a bank.

• In the conclusion of Part I, the book is brought in by a young man at the bank.

• Part II begins with Hanna inspecting the Sarajevo Haggadah.

• The young man who brings in the book is Dr. Ozren Karaman...

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