People of the Book

I’ve gotten an advanced copy of this book to review for a forthcoming issue of The Adelaide Review – I’m about 150 pages in, and I’m hooked. This is a beautifully crafted piece of work. All authors (fledgling or otherwise) take note: Brooks is a writer that knows how to jump from back story to main narrative with acrobatic ease. Too frequently, authors attempt what Brooks has done here – jumping from the primary narrative into revelatory scenes from “the past” and back – but few can do it as logically and usefully as she does in  her latest novel.
Plus, if you’re a book nerd, you won’t be able to resist a tale that centres on a medieval tome and its fascinating history…

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