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The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel - Nina George, Simon Pare
The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel
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“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate... show more
“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”

Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.

After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553418774 (0553418777)
ASIN: 553418777
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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MikeDI
MikeDI rated it
** spoiler alert ** First of all this book was not what I expected. I guess I expected a light-hearted romp through Paris to enjoy on my trip to said city. While it was something altogether different, it was well written and kept my attention as it wound through the waterways of southern France. It ...
MikeDI
MikeDI rated it
4.0 Little Paris Bookshop
Review to Come, still trying to catch up from my trip.
JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it
4.0 The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel
If ever a novel had the wrong title then this is it. Nina George dedicates the story to "The departed and to those who go on loving them", and this is the essence of the novel. The central character, Jean Perdu is a bookseller and yes, he does sell books, but not from "The Little Paris Bookshop" b...
Wanda's Book Reviews
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5.0 The Little Paris Bookshop / Nina George
Physician heal thyself.As the book jacket tells us, “Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and soul...
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3.0 The Little Paris Bookshop Review!
Thank you to Blogging for Books for providing a copy of The Little Paris Bookshop By: Nina George in exchange for an honest review! So let's be real here. I wanted to read The Little Paris Bookshop to see what this floating literary apothecary was all about. I wanted to see what exactly it meant whe...
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