The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the peculiar scavenger hunts he would create just for her. But on her twelfth birthday, Billy disappears from Miranda’s life—until sixteen years later, when she receives the ?unexpected news that Billy ?has... show more
Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the peculiar scavenger hunts he would create just for her. But on her twelfth birthday, Billy disappears from Miranda’s life—until sixteen years later, when she receives the ?unexpected news that Billy ?has die?d ?and left her Prospero Books, now teetering on bankruptcy. But no one has spoken to Uncle Billy in ?years?, not since his mysterious falling out with Miranda’s mother.
Miranda returns home and to Prospero Books—now as its owner—where 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 solve Billy’s final scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey to meet 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.
Big-hearted 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.
Publish date: 2018-06-12
Publisher: Park Row
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
I didn't much like this book, although the story itself isn't bad. I'm assuming the author was going for a massive plot reveal, built up from the scavenger hunt the main character is sent on after the death of her uncle. But that plot twist was obvious to me from the very first part of the book, w...
Miranda inherits her late uncle's bookshop in Los Angeles. He leaves her a final scavenger hunt where she needs to find books and people. She goes on the hunt and it is not what she expected. Her life changes in many ways.This was not what I expected but it was excellent. I could not have followed t...
This novel about family secrets involving a girl's mysterious uncle reminded me of Tell The Wolves I'm Home, but it ended up being not as great. The big secret in the story was pretty easy for me to guess by around chapter 5. The main character is a little less sympathetic than I would have liked. S...
I loved this book. It had just a little bit of everything in it. Family drama, mystery, intrigue, romance, a bookstore (Ha!) and adventure. A story set in a bookstore that mostly takes place in a bookstore with its odd cast of characters and even odder owners. A bookstore that Miranda Brooks inherit...
A young woman unravels her life one clue at a time after the death of a family member and finds a truth that changes everything. She slowly follows clues with literary ties, that tie in with a bookstore from her youth. She goes down the rabbit hole and does not come out the same.This has been such a...