The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel
Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy... show more
Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion and also her job.
Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.
From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that s beginning to feel like home a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
Publish date: 2016-09-20
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
This is less of an ode to books and more of a romantic comedy that gets a bit too fluffy and predictable. A lot of things are oversimplified or just too good to be true. I liked the descriptions of the Scottish Highlands and its rural traditions, but portraying a bustling city as bad and an idyllic ...
this book is known as The Little Shop of Happy Ever After in the UK but for some reason the updates I've tried to make haven't been kept. Nina finds herself on the brink of redundancy. She loves being a librarian, being surrounded by books and finding the right book for the right person. But redun...
I forgot to post this review Dec 30- Feb 18Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Littl...
Nina Redmond lives in Birmingham and due to modernization finds herself out of a job when the library she works at is closed. Nina decides that with her love for books she wants to open a bookshop but she can't afford to pay for a building so she comes up with a plan to buy a big van and have a boo...
Stupid pedantic complaint: as it says on the back of the book, Nina opens a mobile bookshop. So the title is driving me a little nuts. It's not on the corner; it's a bookshop in a van. It would, in fact, be hard for it to be on the corner without blocking a street. Anyway, moving on, it's a pr...