The Bookshop of Yesterdays

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Publisher Description

Look for Amy Meyerson’s new novel The Imperfects, a captivating literary page-turner.

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“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 Press

A 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. But on Miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. 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. 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. It’s a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
June 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Park Row Books
SELLER
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
SIZE
4
MB

Customer Reviews

Judybugs59 ,

Enjoyable read

Although not a thrilling read it was sure enjoyable. I would recommend it if you like a mystery and a story of imperfect family.

waldhaus1 ,

About forgiveness and where it may be found

It seems for some reason I have been binging on books about bookstores. I found the recommendation for this one in a wonderful La Jollla bookstore - Waterstons. The bookstore of yesterdays is nothing like Waterstons. It references Shakespeare’s The Tempest. That play is also about forgiveness. It is said that there are only really a few plots - perhaps this illustrates that. The story is also about relationships - relationships that break and relationships that develop. It is about the protagonists journey to discover where she fits into her family. The uncle she seems to loose and then rediscovers after his death. He sends her on quests - in the end the quest is to find herself and her place in the world.

Jeangirlk ,

The Bookshop of Yesterdays

Genuine characters. An original storyline. No unnecessary twaddle. Intelligent dialogue. What’s not to like?

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