People of the Book Character Descriptions

Geraldine Brooks
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Hanna Heath

This character is the protagonist and a narrator in People of the Book. She is a 30-year-old Australian historical conservator who has been hired to conserve the Sarajevo Haggadah.

Amitai Yomtov

This character is an Israeli archeologist and conservator. He is ex-Israeli forces and is a longtime friend of the protagonist.

Ozen Karaman

This character is is the Muslim library director at the Sarajevo National Museum, and later head of the museum itself. He rescued the Haggadah during the Bosnian War of 1996 and kept it safe in a bank box until after the war ended.

Serif effendi Kamal

This character is the chief librarian of the National Museum and the Muslim man who rescued the Haggadah from the National Museum before the Nazis could steal or destroy the book.


This character is a pretty Jewish girl and resident of the city of Sarajevo in the 1940s...

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