Sweet and resonant. People, “best new books” pick“A heartwarming and tender tale of growth and redemption…. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. Curl up by the fire with a cup of tea and a biscuit and be entranced by this delightful story. Library journal, starred reviewa librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the international bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperLibrarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people—though not for lack of trying.
The Library of Lost and Found: A Novel #ad - And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible. All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend—her grandmother Zelda—who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth.
The Book CharmerGallery Books #ad - In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book. A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author, The Book Charmer is a heartwarming story about the magic of books that feels more than a little magical itself.
It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community. New york times bestselling author Karen Hawkins crafts an unforgettable story about a sleepy Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a truly magical friendship.
Sarah dove is no ordinary bookworm. When sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler.
The Book Charmer #ad - . To her, they breathe, books have always been more than just objects: they live, and sometimes they even speak. If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. Prepare to fall under its spell. The problem is, grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them.
Rise and Shine, Benedict StonePark Row #ad - Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. Reckless and stubborn, she invites herself into Benedict’s world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track. Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.
Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone #ad - His life is in desperate need of a jump start—and then a surprise arrives at his door in the form of his audacious teenage niece, Gemma. A perfect read for lovers of antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, and fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove. Library journal, starred review“Phaedra Patrick understands the soul.
Nina george, new york times bestselling author of the little paris BookshopA delightful gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and finding your way from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperBenedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine.
The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperMIRA #ad - He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, Frederica, waters his fern, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Eccentric, charming, and wise…The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart.
Nina george, new york times bestselling author of the little Paris BookshopDon’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure. Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life.
. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a. M. Miriam, just as he did when his wife, was alive. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper #ad - Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities. More praise:"tender, and surprising… arthur pepper will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, insightful, and Antoine Laurain’s The Red Notebook.
Library journal, benedict stone, rise and Shine, starred reviewLook for Phaedra Patrick’s latest perfectly charming read, out now! Mira Books.
The Bookshop on the Shore: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Hari’s dad, a charismatic but perpetually broke DJ, Jaz, is no help at all. The urquart family castle is grand, but crumbling, the childrens’ single dad is a wreck, and the kids have been kicked out of school and left to their own devices. Are books, fresh air, and kindness enough to heal this broken family—and her own…? Mira Books.
And there’s a second job to cover housing: Zoe will be an au pair for three children at a genuine castle in the Scottish Highlands. But while scotland is everything Zoe dreamed of—clear skies, brisk fresh air, blessed quiet—everything else is a bit of a mess. A grand baronial house on loch ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh start all come together in this witty and warm-hearted novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan.
The Bookshop on the Shore: A Novel #ad - Desperate to escape from london, single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her four year old son Hari. She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy street where shouting football fans keep them awake all night. But his sister surinder comes to zoe’s aid, hooking her up with a job as far away from the urban crush as possible: a bookshop on the banks of Loch Ness.
Zoe has her work cut out for her, and is determined to rise to the challenge, especially when she sees how happily Hari has taken to their new home. With the help of nina, the friendly local bookseller, Zoe begins to put down roots in the community.
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss: A NovelThe Dial Press #ad - Professor chandra is as unbending a curmudgeon as one could wish to find scowling from the pages of a novel. Helen simonson, new york times bestselling author of major pettigrew’s last Stand and The Summer Before the War Professor Chandra is an internationally renowned economist, divorced father of three quite frankly baffling children, recent victim of a bicycle hit-and-run—but so much more than the sum of his parts.
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss: A Novel #ad - Chandra is a delightful creation: peevish, unwittingly eccentric, intellectually exacting, intolerant, nerdy, needy yet lovable. All this work. In short, says his doctor, he should follow his bliss. He’s just narrowly missed the nobel Prize again, and even though he knows he should get straight back to his pie charts, his doctor has other ideas.
He needs to take a break, start enjoying himself. It’s killing him. Spending time with professor Chandra feels like you’ve been in therapy, in a good way. Irish times “Funny, affecting.
The Printed Letter BookshopThomas Nelson #ad - All can be found at the Printed Letter Bookshop in the small, charming town of Winsome. One of madeline cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. Second chances. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates.
Book length: approximately 95, 000 words. But by the time madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care. While madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas.
The Printed Letter Bookshop #ad - Includes discussion questions and a list of books from the author. Praise for the printed letter Bookshop:“Powerful, and spirited, enchanting, this novel will delight. Patti callahan, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Love. Books. Friendship. Claire, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, finding a renewed purpose within its walls.
The Bookish Life of Nina HillBerkley #ad - Meet nina hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own. Shell. Instant usa today bestseller!“Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful. 1 new york times bestselling author emily giffin“Meet our bookish millennial heroine—a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will… Waxman’s wit and wry humor stand out.
She is funny and imaginative, and “Bookish” lands a step above run-of-the-mill romantic comedy fare. The washington post“abbi Waxman offers up a quirky, eccentric romance that will charm any bookworm…. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill #ad - It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page. Mira Books. Completely change her name and appearance. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is? Nina considers her options. For anyone who’s ever wondered if their greatest romance might come between the pages of books they read, Waxman offers a heartwarming tribute to that possibility.
Entertainment weeklythe author of other people’s houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone's radar.
The Bookshop of YesterdaysPark Row #ad - It’s a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become. Mira Books. The international bestsellerbest books of summer 2018 selection by philadelphia inquirer and Library Journal“Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness.
Associated pressa woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays #ad - Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy’s last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy’s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda’s mother has kept hidden—and the terrible secret that tore her family apart.
Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. She doesn’t hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy—and one final scavenger hunt.
When miranda returns home to los angeles and to prospero books—now as its owner—she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store’s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. But on miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life.
The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperMIRA #ad - He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Eccentric, charming, and wise…The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. Sorting through miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before.
He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a. M. Miriam, just as he did when his wife, was alive. This book will illuminate your heart. Nina george, new york times bestselling author of the little Paris BookshopDon’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper #ad - Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities. More praise:"tender, and surprising… arthur pepper will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, insightful, Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, and Antoine Laurain’s The Red Notebook.
Library journal, starred review Mira Books.
Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone: A NovelPark Row #ad - Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track… Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Benedict Stone is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family, Rise and Shine, and shows that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.
Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict's world and turns his orderly life upside down. Mira Books. Lapis lazuli for truth… in the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. The two stone brothers had a falling out and haven't spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America.
Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone: A Novel #ad - Phaedra patrick's debut novel, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, was hailed as "poignant" and "utterly endearing. Now she returns with rise and shine, Benedict Stone, a gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and one man's second chance at happiness. Moonstone for empathy. Mira Books. Mira. His life is in desperate need of a jump start… And then a surprise arrives at his door.
Gemma is benedict's audacious teenage niece—the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie.