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Amy Meyerson

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The Bookshop of Yesterdays (2018) 1,333 kappaletta
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Some of the other reviewers mentioned how much they enjoyed the mystery and the attempts by the various family members to solve it. I was also drawn in by that, choosing to overlook the not necessarily pleasant parts of their personalities.
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asendor | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 15, 2024 |
Cute story, although at times I felt I had to suspend my disbelief about the character’s’ actions. The story abounded with literary references, in addition to being centered in a bookshop. What’s not to love if one is a book nerd like me?!
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bschweiger | 72 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 4, 2024 |
Really enjoyed this new author. Hope to read more. Kirkus: A woman inherits her late uncle?s struggling bookstore in Meyerson?s debut novel.Miranda once idolized her uncle Billyhe was charming, adventurous, and always let her pick out any book she wanted from his store, Prospero Books. He planned elaborate scavenger hunts and was full of surprises. But on the night of her 12th birthday, Billy and her mother have an explosive fight. Miranda doesn?t know what happened between them, but she loses touch with BillyÂ¥until years later, when she?s a teacher in Philadelphia. Billy is dead, but he left her his bookstoreÂ¥and a mysterious book and letter. Determined to figure out what?s going on, Miranda returns to Los Angeles and embarks on her final scavenger hunt, following clues that introduce her to books and people from Billy?s past. No one will tell her why Billy disappeared from her lifeÂ¥not her mother, her father, or the employees at Prospero BooksÂ¥so the scavenger hunt is her only hope to figure out what happened. Miranda quickly finds out that Billy wasn?t just the fun-loving uncle she remembersÂ¥his life was also full of tragedy. As Miranda learns about his history, she must also juggle trying to save Prospero Books and deciding what she wants out of her life. Should she return to teaching and her boyfriend in Philadelphia, or would she rather stay with her family and her bookstore in LA? Miranda?s quest to learn more about her uncle leads to some surprises and plenty of references to literature, with clues hidden in classics like Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, and Bridge to Terabithia. Meyerson writes beautifully, with lush descriptions of LA and believable interactions between characters. Prospero Books is warm, inviting, and populated with lovably quirky employees readers will want to get to know.A lovely look at loss, family, and the comfort found in a good bookstore.Pub Date: June 12, 2018… (lisätietoja)
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bentstoker | 72 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 26, 2024 |
I really didn’t like this and should probably rate it lower.

I’m a sucker for any book set in s bookstore and this one also included a literary scavenger hunt but that couldn’t save it from the behavior of its silly and unlikeable characters. I felt strong dislike of Miranda, the main character, from the start and that made it impossible for me to appreciate the rest of the story.

So many bad decisions by so many characters! Predictable mystery too.
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hmonkeyreads | 72 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |



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