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The Bookshop of Yesterdays: A Novel

The Bookshop of Yesterdays: A Novel

Written by Amy Meyerson

Narrated by Ann Marie Gideon


The Bookshop of Yesterdays: A Novel

Written by Amy Meyerson

Narrated by Ann Marie Gideon

ratings:
4/5 (143 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 12, 2018
ISBN:
9781488204753
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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 about 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.

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 12, 2018
ISBN:
9781488204753
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Amy Meyerson teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her graduate work in creative writing. She has been published in numerous literary magazines and currently lives in Los Angeles. The Bookshop of Yesterdays is her first novel.


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  • (4/5)
    3.5 stars. Great narration and good story overall - I figured out the “mystery” at the very beginning though
  • (4/5)
    A perfect amount of mystery mixed into a cute little bookshop.
  • (5/5)
    Great story telling. Loved the reinventing of the bookstore. A good read.
  • (4/5)
    Lovely. Makes me want to re read Shakespeare, particularly The Tempest which I havent read since college
  • (5/5)
    Loved this book, couldn't put it down, had to keep listening right to the end. The narrative has just enough mystery to keep me riveted, not only wanting to know how the story ended but how we get to that ending. I was sad to finish the story. And - I didn't guess the 'mystery' until close to its revelation! .
  • (5/5)
    I love how the author connected all the books in this novel, such a great book!!