Reading progress update: I've read 151 out of 372 pages.

People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks

"Have you ever picked up a book at a used book store and had a receipt fall out, discovered a phone number scribbled on a note stuffed into the spine, or read an endearing inscription to someone who no longer valued the sentiment? Did it make you wonder about the lives of those who had palmed those pages before you? People of the Book capitalizes on that kind of intrigue." Chicago Sun Times

 

And the strange thing is, I did pick this book up at a used book store near Boston and the original receipt has just fallen out. The book was bought at a branch of Borders in New Hampshire in 2009.