Monday, August 3, 2015

Little Paris Bookshop

Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

I’m enjoying the new trend of books set in the world of books!  While I hope the publishing world doesn’t go overboard on the trend, I do feel comfortable in that world.  It’s a little like a combination of walking into a newly discovered bookstore and just being around like minded people.

The Little Paris Bookshop is another one but this one is special.  This bookshop is a barge moored on the river Seine in Paris.  Jean Perdu has a special talent for prescribing just the book someone needs and will talk people out of books they may choose on their own.  He calls his shop his apothecary.  The books he sells prescriptions for what ails you.  

And we all have ailments, even Jean Perdu.  Twenty years before, the love of his life left him.  There was a letter but he refused to read it because he knew what it would say. “Sorry.”   Only now and only by happenstance, he opens this letter and what it tells him makes him pull up the moorings on his barge, and together with a reclusive very young author friend, Max, heads off through the canals and rivers of France to confront what he learns in this farewell letter.

On his (and our) journey through France Jean comes to life.

This book was given to me for review from Blogging for Books