Brilliant, idealistic Esme Garland moves to Manhattan armed with a prestigious scholarship at Columbia University. When Mitchell van Leuven - a New Yorker with the bluest of blue New York blood - captures her heart with his stunning good looks and a penchant for all things erotic, life seems truly glorious...until a thin blue line signals a wrinkle in Esme’s tidy plan. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, he suddenly declares their sex life is as exciting as a cup of tea, and ends it all.
Determined to master everything from Degas to diapers, Esme starts work at a small West Side bookstore, finding solace in George, the laconic owner addicted to spirulina, and Luke, the taciturn, guitar-playing night manager. The oddball customers are a welcome relief from Columbia’s high-pressure halls, but the store is struggling to survive in this city where nothing seems to last.
When Mitchell recants his criticism, his passion and promises are hard to resist. But if Esme gives him a second chance, will she, like her beloved bookstore, lose more than she can handle? A sharply observed and evocative tale of learning to face reality without giving up on your dreams, The Bookstore is sheer enchantment from start to finish.
"A deeply satisfying novel you will keep close to your heart, written in a style by turns witty and poetic." (Booklist, starred review)
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I'm not a fan of doormats, so unless Deborah's heroines can stand for themselves, then I probably wouldn't buy another one of her books. Heather Wilds' monotone voice doesn't inspire listeners. Sorry, she didn't work for me.
A little more emotions, inflections, change in tones would've helped with the narration.
Anger. Severe anger for the characters. Because not one of these characters showed even a speck of emotions.
Tragically bad audiobook. I want my money back.
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