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The little Paris bookshop : a novel

by George, Nina, 1973-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 42 Libraries 47 of 52 copies
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Summary
Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own?

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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Although an accomplished author in her native Germany, George is just now seeing her first novel translated to English. From his floating bookstore along the Seine, the Literary Apothecary, Jean Perdu intuits the perfect book to heal whatever heartbreak afflicts his customer-patients. Yet it is his own that he cannot heal as he lives a Miss Havisham-like existence, blocking off rooms in his apartment and even avoiding thinking the name of a former love. However, an encounter with a new tenant forces him to read an unopened letter, and the devastating contents compel him to finally leave Paris and sail south so that he may finally move past his heartbreak. While the pacing lags occasionally, George's writing is strongest when describing the wonderfully provincial towns off the Seine River, highlighting a France often forgotten behind the noise of Paris. Books triumph as instruments of healing but also as beacons, connecting strangers at the most fundamental level. Through its well-drawn characters, this novel carefully explores these relationships between lovers, friends, and family, and the painful sacrifices made selflessly for them.--Bertz, Monica Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A bookseller embarks on a quest for his own happy ending in George's novel. Jean Perdu's Literary Apothecary is unique among Paris bookshops, and not just because it's a barge moored on the Seine. Perdu has the uncanny ability to prescribe the perfect book to cure any spiritual malady: heartbreak, loneliness, ennui. But for 21 years-ever since the woman he loved walked out of his life-Perdu has lived an ascetic, routine-filled existence, and he's never opened the farewell letter she left for him. When he's finally compelled to read it, the unexpected contents spur him to hoist his anchor and take the bookstore barge on a trip upriver to Avignon, in search of closure and forgiveness. Max Jordan, an eccentric young author paralyzed by writer's block, hitches a ride as the boat is pulling out of port. Along the way the pair encounters a host of other quirky characters, who feed Perdu incredible cuisine, help unravel a long-unsolved literary mystery, and teach him to feel joy again. Though George's prose is sometimes a bit overwrought and the "physician, heal thyself" plot device has been done to death, her cast of engaging characters keeps the story moving. Her sumptuous descriptions of both food and literature will leave readers unsure whether to run to the nearest library or the nearest bistro. Agent: Cecile Barendsma, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Mental healing -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First U.S. edition.
Other Titles Lavendelzimmer.
Contributors Pare, Simon, translator.
Language English
Notes Originally published in Germany as Das Lavendelzimmer by Knaur Verlag in 2013.
Description 392 pages : map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780553418774
0553418777
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