Do you see a likeness in the novel’s examples to historical examples?

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currerbell | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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There's very little in this novel that cannot be compared to historical events. Bosnia was indeed engulfed in civil war in 1996. The character, Hanna Heath, had she been a real person, would most certainly have been carefully watched by both U.N. officials and the local army. 

The history of Judaism in Sarajevo is a long one and while Brooks fictionalizes characters and stories, her settings, conflicts, and dates are historically accurate.