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The Resource The Bookshop of Yesterdays

The Bookshop of Yesterdays

Label
The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Title
The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Statement of responsibility
Amy Meyerson
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Language
eng
Summary
Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection bySouthern Living* Philadelphia Inquirer* Bustle* HelloGiggles* Library Journal*"Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness." —Associated Press 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 from 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
Summary
When Miranda Brooks receives the unexpected news that her uncle Billy has died and left her his bookstore, she discovers he's left her a business teetering on bankruptcy and a final scavenger hunt
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Cataloging source
BT
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Meyerson, Amy
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Bookshop of Yesterdays
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:599cea36-e7c7-455b-ae12-19e9f1bbc1df
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781488078736
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:599cea36-e7c7-455b-ae12-19e9f1bbc1df
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781488078736
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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