People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Like the Sarajevo Haggadah, Geraldine Brooks, a pulizter-prize winning author (March), has created a masterpiece. The short stories of the haggadah's travels and creation had me emotionally involved so soon into the story. And, there are unexpected twists and turns in Dr. Heath's part of the book's story as well. Simply put, it is an engrossing read, especially if you love history or short stories.
Amazingly, the Sarajevo Haggadah, actually does exist. A short synopsis of the haggadah's history is given at the end of book. It explains what parts of the story are based on fact and which Brooks has imagined. It's just incredible. Unfortunately, I don't know much about the war/s in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia. It was interesting to learn a little more about that area of the world and it's history from reading this book.
I will definitely be reading more of Geraldine Brooks' works.