In This Thought Provoking, Wise And Emotionally Rich Novel, New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs Explores The Meaning Of Happiness, Trust, And Faith In Oneself As She Asks The Question,If You Had To Start Over, What Would You Do And Who Would You BeThere Is A Book For Everything Somewhere In The Vast Library Of The Universe, As Natalie Thought Of It, There Was A Book That Embodied Exactly The Things She Was Worrying AboutIn The Wake Of A Shocking Tragedy, Natalie Harper Inherits Her Mother S Charming But Financially Strapped Bookshop In San Francisco She Also Becomes Caretaker For Her Ailing Grandfather Andrew, Her Only Living Relative Not Counting Her Scoundrel FatherBut The Gruff, Deeply Kind Andrew Has Begun Displaying Signs Of Decline Natalie Thinks It S Best To Move Him To An Assisted Living Facility To Ensure The Care He Needs To Pay For It, She Plans To Close The Bookstore And Sell The Derelict But Valuable Building On Historic Perdita Street, Which Is In Need Of Constant Fixing There S Only One Problem Grandpa Andrew Owns The Building And Refuses To Sell Natalie Adores Her Grandfather She Ll Do Whatever It Takes To Make His Final Years Happy Besides, She Loves The Store And Its Books Provide Welcome Solace For Her Overwhelming GriefAfter She Moves Into The Small Studio Apartment Above The Shop, Natalie Carries Out Her Grandfather S Request And Hires Contractor Peach Gallagher To Do The Necessary And Ongoing Repairs His Young Daughter, Dorothy, Also Becomes A Regular At The Store, And She And Natalie Begin Reading Together While Peach WorksTo Natalie S Surprise, Her Sorrow Begins To Dissipate As Her Life Becomes An Unexpected Journey Of New Connections, Discoveries And Revelations, From Unearthing Artifacts Hidden In The Bookshop S Walls, To Discovering The Truth About Her Family, Her Future, And Her Own Heart
Susan Wiggs s life is all about family, friendsand fiction She lives at the water s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers group in a 17 foot motorboat She serves as author liaison for Field s End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, bringing inspiration and instruction from the world s top authors to her seaside community See www.fieldsend.org She s been featured in the national media, including NPR s Talk of the Nation, and is a popular speaker locally and nationally According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with refreshingly honest emotion, and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is one of our best observers of stories of the heart who knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book Booklist characterizes her books as real and true and unforgettable She is the recipient of three RITA sm awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly for her books The Winter Lodge and Passing Through Paradise have appeared on PW s annual Best Of lists Several of her books have been listed as top Booksense picks and optioned as feature films Her novels have been translated intothan two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book Readers can learnon the web at www.susanwiggs.com and on her lively blog at www.susanwiggs.wordpress.com.
- 368 pages
- The Lost and Found Bookshop
- Susan Wiggs
- 04 July 2019 Susan Wiggs