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A new addition
Last week I was in Boulder, Colorado, visiting the school where I’ll be getting my PhD! My trip wouldn’t have been complete if I didn’t visit a bookstore. A post about the Boulder Bookstore is forthcoming.
However, I did make a purchase while wandering the store’s three floors. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George captured my eye as I was heading to leave the store. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it was about the cover or title that attracted me. Perhaps I was drawn to the book because I’ve been restless to travel abroad lately. Anywho…
It was the description on the back that sealed the deal.
Monsieur Perdu is 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 is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter that 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. He dispenses his books and his wisdom along the way, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
An international bestseller filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.
Umm — which book love wouldn’t connect with that description?! I cannot wait to start this book once spring finals are over (the big ones at least) in a week!