The Little Paris Bookshop
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The Little Paris Bookshop

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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. From the Hardcover edition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 130 x 201 x 28mm | 318g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0553418793
  • 9780553418798
  • 59,622

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New York Times Bestseller
A Barnes and Noble Best of 2015 Selection
A LibraryReads Favorite of the Favorites Selection "If you're looking to be charmed right out of your own life for a few hours, sit down with this wise and winsome novel...Everything happens just as you want it to... from poignant moments to crystalline insights in exactly the right measure."--Oprah.com "The settings are ideal for a summer-romance read...Who can resist floating on a barge through France surrounded by books, wine, love, and great conversation?"--Christian Science Monitor "[A] bona fide international hit."--New York Times Book Review "Warmhearted...A charming novel that believes in the healing properties of fiction, romance, and a summer in the south of France."--Kirkus "Engaging... [George's] sumptuous descriptions of both food and literature will leave readers unsure whether to run to the nearest library or the nearest bistro."--Publishers Weekly "Uplifting... An international best seller, this one will make you happy."--The Independent "The Little Paris Bookshop is an enchantment. Set in a floating barge along the Seine, this love letter to books - and to the complicated, sometimes broken people who are healed by them - is the next best thing to booking a trip to France."--Sarah Pekkanen, author of Catching Air "Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, Nina George's impressionistic prose takes the reader on a journey not just through the glories of France and the wonders of books, but through the encyclopedic panoply of human emotions. The Little Paris Bookshop is a book whose palette, textures, and aromas will draw you in and cradle you in the redemptive power of love."--Charlie Lovett, author of The Bookman's Tale "Nina George tells us clever things about love, about reading that 'puts a bounce in your step, ' about tango in Provence, and about truly good food. . . . One of those books that gets you thinking about whom you need to give it to as a gift even while you're still reading it, because it makes you happy and should be part of any well-stocked apothecary." --Hamburger Morgenpost (Germany)

"Enchanting and moving ... Rarely have I read such a beautiful book!"--Tina magazine (Germany)
From the Hardcover edition.
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About Nina George

NINA GEORGE works as a journalist, writer, and storytelling teacher. She is the award winning author of 26 books, and also writes feature articles, short stories, and columns. The Little Paris Bookshop spent over a year on bestseller lists in Germany, and was a bestseller in Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands. George is married to the writer Jens J. Kramer and lives in Berlin and in Brittany, France. www.nina-george.com
@nina_george - @jean_perdu From the Hardcover edition.
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Rating details

46,570 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 21% (9,636)
4 31% (14,635)
3 30% (14,062)
2 13% (6,083)
1 5% (2,154)
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