The little Paris bookshop : a novel / Nina George ; translated by Simon Pare.
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Publisher: New York : Crown, 2015.
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- ISBN: 0553418777
- ISBN: 9780553418774
- ISBN: 0553418785
- ISBN: 9780553418781
- Edition: First edition.
|General Note:||"Originally published in Germany as Das Lavendelzimmer by Knaur Verlag in 2013"--Verso title page.|
|Summary:||""A book is both doctor and medicine. It makes diagnoses and provides therapy. Bringing the right novels together with the appropriate people is the way I sell books."
""There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies--I mean books--that were written for one person only...A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that's how I sell books." 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"--
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|Subject:||Paris (France) -- Fiction
Mental healing -- Fiction
Books and reading -- Fiction
Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction
Citation: George, Nina. "The little Paris bookshop : a novel." New York : Crown, 2015.