The Little Paris Bookshop (Prebound)
Turtleback Books, 9780606395885, 416pp.
Publication Date: March 22, 2016
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/22/2015)
Paperback, Large Print (3/22/2016)
Hardcover, Large Print (8/26/2015)
Paperback, Chinese (8/1/2017)
July 2015 Indie Next List
— Pamela Klinger-Horn (E), Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior, MN
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Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.
After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country's rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.
From the Hardcover edition.