Bloomsbury Publishing (UK), september 2013
Paperback, 352 pagina’s
ISBN 9781448213764, verkoopprijs € 19,99
[o.a. te koop bij bol.com] [als ebook € 7,49]
Het (romantische) debuut van Deborah Meyler (Manchester, UK), The Bookstore, verscheen tegelijk in de Verenigde Staten en in Engeland. Aan een Nederlandse versie wordt gewerkt en zal naar verwachting verschijnen in januari 2014 bij uitgeverij House of Books.
— Ardent and Idealistic, Esme Garland has arrived in Manhattan with a scholarship to study art history at Columbia University. When she falls in love with New York blue-blood Mitchell van Leuven, with his penchant for all things erotic, life seems to be clear sailing, until a thin blue line signals stormy times ahead. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, he abruptly declares their sex life is as exciting as a cup of tea, and ends it all. Stubbornly determined to master everything from Degas to diapers, Esme starts work at a small West Side bookstore to make ends meet.
The Owl is a shabby all-day, all-night haven for a colorful crew of characters, such as handsome and taciturn guitar player Luke and George, the owner, who lives on spirulina shakes and idealism. The Owl becomes a nexus of good in a difficult world for Esme – but will it be enough to sustain her when Mitchell, glittering with charm and danger, comes back on the scene?
The Bookstore is a celebration of books, of the shops where they are sold, and of the people who work, read, and live in them. The Bookstore is also a story about emotional discovery, the complex choices we all face, and the accidental inspirations that make a life worth the reading.