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Author Meyerson, Amy, author.

Title The bookshop of yesterdays / Amy Meyerson.

Publication Info. Toronto, Ontario Park Row Books, [2018]
1 hold on first copy returned of 4 copies
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F MEYERSON    AVAILABLE
 95th Street Adult Fiction  F MEYERSON    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F MEYERSON    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F MEYERSON    AVAILABLE
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Description 364 pages ; 24 cm
Note "A novel"--Jacket.
Summary "A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. She doesn't hear about him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy, and one final scavenger hunt. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books--now as its owner--she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store's shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy's last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy's past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda's mother has kept hidden--and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. It's a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Secrecy -- Fiction.
Bookstores -- California -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Treasure hunt (Game) -- Fiction.
Uncles -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780778319849 (hbk.)
0778319849 (hbk.)
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