The Bookstore: A Book Club Recommendation!

Deborah Meyler (Author)
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Description

A witty, sharply observed debut novel about a young woman who finds unexpected salvation while working in a quirky used bookstore in Manhattan.

Brilliant, idealistic Esme Garland moves to Manhattan armed with a pres-tigious scholarship at Columbia University. When Mitchell van Leuven-- a New Yorker with the bluest of blue New York blood--captures her heart with his stunning good looks and a penchant for all things erotic, life seems truly glorious . . . until a thin blue line signals a wrinkle in Esme's tidy plan. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, he suddenly declares their sex life is as exciting as a cup of tea, and ends it all.

Determined to master everything from Degas to diapers, Esme starts work at a small West Side bookstore, finding solace in George, the laconic owner addicted to spirulina, and Luke, the taciturn, guitar-playing night manager. The oddball customers are a welcome relief from Columbia's high-pressure halls, but the store is struggling to survive in this city where nothing seems to last.

When Mitchell recants his criticism, his passion and promises are hard to resist. But if Esme gives him a second chance, will she, like her beloved book-store, lose more than she can handle? A sharply observed and evocative tale of learning to face reality without giv-ing up on your dreams, The Bookstore is sheer enchantment from start to finish.

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Gallery Books
Publish Date
August 20, 2013
Pages
334
Dimensions
5.37 X 0.91 X 8.21 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781476714240
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About the Author

Born in Manchester, Deborah Meyler studied English at Oxford University and completed a Master of Philosophy thesis on American fiction at St. Andrews University. She lives in Cambridge.

Reviews

"This is a gorgeous book, witty, lyrical, and bursting with heart, an unabashed love letter to books, to Manhattan, and to human goodness. You will race home to read it, and when you finish you will be smiling, wondering what happened next . . . and quietly formulating your next excuse for a trip to New York City."--Gabrielle Donnelly, author of The Little Women Letters
"A deeply satisfying novel you will keep close to your heart, written in a style by turns witty and poetic."--Booklist "starred review "
"Sometimes a book is perfect company, and The Bookstore is that and more, a deeply charming, beautifully written novel, both funny and moving; a love song to a city and to books with some side smooches for painting."--Leslie Daniels, author of Cleaning Nabokov's House