The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: Nina George
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN 10: 0553418785
ISBN 13: 9780553418781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Paris Bookshop Book Review:

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.

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: Nina George
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN 10: 0349140367
ISBN 13: 9780349140360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Paris Bookshop Book Review:

The international bestseller, translated from the German by Simon Pare. On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust - until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.

The Little French Bistro

The Little French Bistro
Author: Nina George
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0451495586
ISBN 13: 9780451495587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little French Bistro Book Review:

Following a failed suicide attempt inspired by her loveless marriage, Marianne Messman travels to Brittany with the intention of trying again but changes her mind when the guests of a charming bistro reintroduce her to life's delights.

The Book of Dreams

The Book of Dreams
Author: Nina George
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 0525572554
ISBN 13: 9780525572558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Dreams Book Review:

Warm, wise, and magical—the latest novel by the bestselling author of THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP and THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO is an astonishing exploration of the thresholds between life and death Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats, comatose, between dreams, reliving the fairytales of his childhood and the secrets that made him run away in the first place. After the accident, Sam—a thirteen-year old synesthete with an IQ of 144 and an appetite for science fiction—waits by his father’s bedside every day. There he meets Eddie Tomlin, a woman forced to confront her love for Henri after all these years, and twelve-year old Madelyn Zeidler, a coma patient like Henri and the sole survivor of a traffic accident that killed her family. As these four very different individuals fight—for hope, for patience, for life—they are bound together inextricably, facing the ravages of loss and first love side by side. A revelatory, urgently human story that examines what we consider serious and painful alongside light and whimsy, THE BOOK OF DREAMS is a tender meditation on memory, liminality, and empathy, asking with grace and gravitas what we will truly find meaningful in our lives once we are gone.

The Little Paris Bookshop

The Little Paris Bookshop
Author: Nina George
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN 10: 0553418793
ISBN 13: 9780553418798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Paris Bookshop Book Review:

A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title.

The Summer of Permanent Wants

The Summer of Permanent Wants
Author: Jamieson Findlay
Publsiher: Penguin Group
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 0385669291
ISBN 13: 9780385669290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer of Permanent Wants Book Review:

A literary adventure story with a classic feel, The Summer of Permanent Wants will delight and engage middle-grade readers. Emmeline is an 11-year-old who contends with a special problem: after a long sickness she can no longer speak. Her illness left her unable to give words to her thoughts, and she can only use the occasional snatches of sign language. Closed off from her friends and the world of kids her age, Emmeline is excited to spend a couple of months with her bohemian grandmother and her newest project: starting a floating bookshop that will sail from port to port all summer long. From the books and people they encounter aboard Permanent Wants, Emmeline travels to places, real and imaginary, that astonish and bedazzle her in turns. From the discovery of a map of a now unheard-of land, to a town whose citizens are no longer able to make music, to the revelation of an island filled with serpents and snakes, Emmeline's adventures show her wonders that help her unlock her own self. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women in Sunlight

Women in Sunlight
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 0451497686
ISBN 13: 9780451497680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Sunlight Book Review:

The story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year, from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! She watches from her terrazza as the three American women carry their luggage into the stone villa down the hill. Who are they, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home? An expat herself and with her own unfinished story, she can’t help but question: will they find what they came for? Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life. Her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women—Julia, Camille, and Susan—all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany. Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a gusto for life, and a fierce determination to thrive. But how? With Kit’s friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten—and with drastic and unforeseeable results.

Catching Air

Catching Air
Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 145167354X
ISBN 13: 9781451673548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catching Air Book Review:

From the internationally bestselling author of four books, including The Opposite of Me, a vibrant, compulsively readable novel about two married couples who pursue a dream to open a bed-and-breakfast in small-town Vermont. In her previous works including The Best of Us, “rising star” (Library Journal) Sarah Pekkanen captivated readers by penning “refreshingly introspective, sharply realistic, and tenderly humorous” novels (Booklist) that had readers “flying through the pages” (Hoda Kotb, Today show). Now, in Catching Air, Pekkanen turns an unflinching eye on the tangled relationships of two pairs of thirty-somethings. A chance to run a B&B in snowy, remote Vermont—it’s an offer Kira Danner can’t resist after six soul-crushing years of working as a lawyer in Florida. As Kira and her husband, Peter, step into a brand new life, she quells her fears about living with the B&B’s co-owners: Peter’s sexy, irresponsible brother Rand, and Rand’s wife, Alyssa…who is essentially a stranger. For her part, Alyssa sees taking over the B&B as the latest in a string of adventures. Plus, a quiet place might help her recover from the news that she can’t bear children. But the idyllic town proves to be anything but serene: Within weeks, the sisters-in-law are scrambling to prepare for their first big booking—a winter wedding—and soon a shy, mysterious woman comes to work for them. Dawn Zukoski is hiding something; that much is clear. But what the sisters-in-law don't realize is that Dawn is also hiding from someone… Relatable and dynamic, Catching Air delves deeply into the vital relationships that give shape to women’s lives.

The Bookman's Tale

The Bookman's Tale
Author: Charlie Lovett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN 10: 1101622806
ISBN 13: 9781101622803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bookman's Tale Book Review:

A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love. Charlie Lovett’s new book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is now available. Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession. Nine months after the death of his beloved wife Amanda left him shattered, Peter Byerly, a young antiquarian bookseller, relocates from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, he discovers a Victorian watercolor of a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Amanda. Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins and braves a host of dangers to follow a trail of clues back across the centuries—all the way to Shakespeare’s time and a priceless literary artifact that could prove, once and for all, the truth about the Bard’s real identity.

Paris by the Book

Paris by the Book
Author: Liam Callanan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 110198628X
ISBN 13: 9781101986288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris by the Book Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband. . . . When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behind his wife, Leah, their daughters, and, hidden in an unexpected spot, plane tickets to Paris. Hoping to uncover clues--and her husband--Leah sets off for France with her girls. Upon their arrival, she discovers an unfinished manuscript, one Robert had been writing without her knowledge . . . and that he had set in Paris. The Eady girls follow the path of the manuscript to a small, floundering English-language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell. Leah finds herself accepting the offer on the spot. As the family settles into their new Parisian life, they trace the literary paths of some beloved Parisian classics, including Madeline and The Red Balloon, hoping more clues arise. But a series of startling discoveries forces Leah to consider that she may not be ready for what solving this mystery might do to her family--and the Paris she thought she knew. Charming, haunting, and triumphant, Paris by the Book follows one woman's journey as she writes her own story, exploring the power of family and the magic that hides within the pages of a book.

Be My Wolff

Be My Wolff
Author: Emma Richler
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0345810740
ISBN 13: 9780345810748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be My Wolff Book Review:

Widely heralded for her bestselling first novel (Feed My Dear Dogs) and award-winning stories (Sister Crazy, also nominated for the Orange Prize), Emma Richler finally returns with a dazzling major novel with the power of A.S. Byatt's Possession, the wit and wonder of Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda and Kate Atkinson's Life After Life--about a sister and her adopted brother with a one-of-a-kind connection: a profoundly moving, original love story about the unbreakable ties that bind, and the choices we make or create for ourselves. Zachariah and Rachel are brother and sister. Well, not exactly. They are star-crossed lovers. Well, not exactly. Rachel is the cherished daughter of a Russian family living in London--the richly imagined, mysterious Wolffs; Zach is her parents' adopted son who arrived from the orphanage with one sweater, a head of curls and a dexterous set of fists. As children, they became as close as two people can be. But when they crossed a forbidden line, there was no going back. Now, as an adult, coping with their father's furious rebuttal of Zach, Rachel sets herself the task of inventing a family history for her beloved. And so she brings to life his imagined ancestry--from a tavern-educated boxer in Dickensian times, to a Hussar at the Battle of Borodino during the Napoleonic Wars--even as their troubles in present-day Camden Town build to yet another point of no return. Cartwheeling through history, filled with art and science, fairy tales and folk songs, tsars and foundlings, epic battles in the prize ring and on the Eastern Front, and characters that take over our hearts, Be My Wolff is riveting--wondrous, funny and tragic and of astonishing imagination and beauty. From the Hardcover edition.

Mammoth

Mammoth
Author: Chris Flynn
Publsiher: Univ. of Queensland Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 0702263931
ISBN 13: 9780702263934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mammoth Book Review:

The original, unforgettable and thought-provoking new novel by award-winning author Chris Flynn that will change how readers understand the world. Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct mammoth, this is the (mostly) true story of how a collection of prehistoric creatures came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New York in 2007. By tracing how and when these fossils were unearthed, Mammoth leads us on a funny and fascinating journey from the Pleistocene epoch to nineteenth-century America and beyond, revealing how ideas about science and religion have shaped our world. With our planet on the brink of calamitous climate change, Mammoth scrutinises humanity's role in the destruction of the natural world while also offering a message of hope.

The Little Antique Shop Under The Eiffel Tower

The Little Antique Shop Under The Eiffel Tower
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN 10: 1474035515
ISBN 13: 9781474035514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Antique Shop Under The Eiffel Tower Book Review:

‘Oh, how I loved this book!’ – Reviewed the Book Escape to Paris this summer and prepare to be swept off your feet...

The Little Bookshop on the Seine

The Little Bookshop on the Seine
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1488056625
ISBN 13: 9781488056628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Bookshop on the Seine Book Review:

It’s The Holiday on the Champs-Élysées in a great big love letter to Paris, charming old bookstores and happily-ever-afters! When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying yes is a no-brainer—after all, what kind of romantic would turn down six months in Paris? Sarah is sure she’s in for the experience of a lifetime—days spent surrounded by literature in a gorgeous bookshop, and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. Plus, now she can meet up with her journalist boyfriend, Ridge, when his job takes him around the globe. But her expectations cool faster than her café au lait soon after she lands in the City of Light—she’s a fish out of water in Paris. The customers are rude, her new coworkers suspicious and her relationship with Ridge has been reduced to a long-distance game of phone tag, leaving Sarah to wonder if he’ll ever put her first over his busy career. As Christmas approaches, Sarah is determined to get the shop—and her life—back in order…and make her dreams of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true.

The Little Paris Patisserie (Romantic Escapes, Book 3)

The Little Paris Patisserie (Romantic Escapes, Book 3)
Author: Julie Caplin
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 0008259771
ISBN 13: 9780008259778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Paris Patisserie (Romantic Escapes, Book 3) Book Review:

‘Irresistible’ Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde In a cosy corner of Paris, a delicious little patisserie is just waiting to be discovered. And romance might just be on the menu...

The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse
Author: Fiona Davis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 1101985003
ISBN 13: 9781101985007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dollhouse Book Review:

Enter the lush world of 1950s New York City, where a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors live side by side in the glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success in this debut novel from the national bestselling author of The Chelsea Girls. “Rich both in twists and period detail, this tale of big-city ambition is impossible to put down.”—People When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong—a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist—not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose's obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed.

The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées

The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées
Author: Rebecca Raisin
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-03-30
ISBN 10: 1474035523
ISBN 13: 9781474035521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées Book Review:

What is French for falling in love?

Lisette's List

Lisette's List
Author: Susan Vreeland
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0812980190
ISBN 13: 9780812980196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lisette's List Book Review:

"A young Parisian woman is exiled to Provence to take care of her husband's ailing grandfather during the Vichy regime, but discovers that despite the horrors of war, the paintings of Cezanne, Pisarro, Chagall, and Picasso bring to life the landscape around her and allow her once again to experience love"--

Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World

Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World
Author: J.R. Ward
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 0525620923
ISBN 13: 9780525620921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World Book Review:

In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of a fiery couple . . . doomed by an undeniable passion. Features a special preview of J. R. Ward’s upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, The Thief! The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing. Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . . Praise for J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series “Tautly written, wickedly sexy, and just plain fun.”—Lisa Gardner “Ward’s paranormal world is, among other things, colorful, dangerous, and richly conceived.”—RT Book Reviews

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 0143191950
ISBN 13: 9780143191957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry Book Review:

Hanging over the porch of the tiny New England bookstore called Island Books is a faded sign with the motto “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means. A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, A.J. can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly. And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It’s a small package, but large in weight. It’s that unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn’t take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming him or for a determined sales rep named Amelia to see her curmudgeonly client in a new light. The wisdom of all those books again become the lifeblood of A.J.’s world and everything twists into a version of his life that he didn’t see coming. As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read and why we love.