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Publisher Description

“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”
 
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.

Includes a PDF of Recipes and Jean Perdu’s Emergency Literary Pharmacy.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
SW
Steve West
LENGTH
10:55
hr min
RELEASED
2015
June 23
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
344.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Shopgirl@pro ,

Left me wanting more.

This book is loaded with the most beautifully written and evocative sentences. Little gems I will remember forever. It was a joy to listen to. I used it to accompany me and in my work and on my long walks. I highly recommend this book to lovers of prose.

3anzé ,

Love???

What a sad sad sad story... and book. Nothing uplifting there... And so so predictable. Didn’t enjoy it a bit :(

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