My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Little Paris Bookshop is a bookseller's dream- a book of great appeal to fellow booksellers, librarians, and book lovers all. A quest for lost love, a true depiction of biblio therapy, with a nod to Proust and a Wind in the Willows feel. From the book:“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.”
I fell in love with the writing, the characters, the story. It's a look at life and love from a young person's and a middle-aged person's point of view--refreshing! It's deep and sweet and wonderful. It is a book that will justify your hope and your pain, your sadness and joy, your loves and passions; it might make you cry; it will make you smile and wish that world was real when you're done, and maybe make you able to see its colors in the sunset and the water and the lights of your favorite bookstore...
I received an EARC for review from the publisher and Netgalley; then bought a hardcover for my shelves. Recommended for rereading and bookclubs and gifting!
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