The Awakening of Miss Prim: A Novel
In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way.Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature... show more
In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way.Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there. Her employer, a book-loving intellectual, is dashing yet contrarian, always ready with a critique of her cherished Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. The neighbors, too, are capable of charm and eccentricity in equal measure, determined as they are to preserve their singular little community from the modern world outside. Prudencia hoped for friendship in San Ireneo but she didn't suspect that she might find love—nor that the course of her new life would run quite so rocky or would offer challenge and heartache as well as joy, discovery, and fireside debate. Set against a backdrop of steaming cups of tea, freshly baked cakes, and lovely company, The Awakening of Miss Prim is a distinctive and delightfully entertaining tale of literature, philosophy, and the search for happiness.
Publish date: July 8th 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
A strange little novel (only about 250 pages), but a quick read for a warm June afternoon. (I read over a third of it waiting for my mother to get done in the South Carolina Room at the library, actually.) Set mostly in a small village (my assumption was Spain, the blurb says France) that is inha...
Tired of the clamor of the city and her mind, Prudencia Prim heads to a remote village to apply for a position as a librarian for a gentleman's private collection. This she does despite meeting none of the expectations an qualifications in the advert. When she is given the job she is surprised over ...
Title: The Awakening of Miss Prim Author: Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera Genre: Fiction Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: July 8, 2014 Format: Egalley from Netgalley.com Synopsis My rating: 1 of 5 stars My review (as published at Read, Run, Ramble): Thank you Atria Books via Netgalle...