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The bookshop of yesterdays : a novel, Amy Meyerson

Label
The bookshop of yesterdays : a novel
Title
The bookshop of yesterdays
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amy Meyerson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--Provided by publisher
  • Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. On Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a falling-out with her mother and disappears from Miranda's life. Sixteen years later she receives news that Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy-- and one final scavenger hunt. Home in Los Angeles, Miranda 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. She is drawn into a journey where she meets people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda's mother has kept hidden-- and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. -- adapted from publisher info
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10666886
Cataloging source
TOH
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Meyerson, Amy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E98635
LC item number
B66 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Secrecy
  • Bookstores
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Treasure hunt (Game)
  • Uncles
  • Books and reading
  • Families
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Books and reading
  • Treasure hunt (Game)
  • Books and reading
  • Bookstores
  • Families
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Secrecy
  • Treasure hunt (Game)
  • Uncles
  • California
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
The bookshop of yesterdays : a novel, Amy Meyerson
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030247750
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780778319849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030247750
Label
The bookshop of yesterdays : a novel, Amy Meyerson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030247750
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages
Isbn
9780778319849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030247750

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