The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel
Author: Nina George
Publisher: Crown, June 2015
Some Adult Content
Description from Goodreads:
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.
I enjoyed my visit with Monsieur Jean Perdue and the voyage on his Literary Apothecary. The trip revolved around finding closure to a relationship that ended prematurely. In addition to the colorful characters, it was a literary treat with over 52 literary references. I love books that point to other books and authors.
About the Author:
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 Hamburg and in Brittany, France.