The little Paris bookshop / Nina George ; translated by Simon Pare.
Contributor(s): Pare, Simon [translator.].Material type: BookPublisher: London : Abacus, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 359 pages : map ; 24 cm.Content type: text | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780349140353 (pbk.).Uniform titles: Lavendelzimmer. English | Lavendelzimmer English Subject(s): Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction | Books and reading -- Fiction | Mental healing -- Fiction | German fiction -- Translations into English | Paris (France) -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction.DDC classification: 833/.92
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The international bestseller, translated from the German by Simon Pare.
On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.
The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust - until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.
"Originally published in Germany as Das Lavendelzimmer by Knaur Verlag in 2013"--Verso title page.
"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. Internationally bestselling and 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" --Provided by publisher.
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