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The Bookstore

by Deborah Meyler   

What It's About:

Single and pregnant, Esme finds inspiration among the winsome regulars at The Owl, a second-hand bookstore in Manhattan.

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  • The Bookstore

  • Author(s): Deborah Meyler
  • Release Date: August 20th 2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • SKU: 000000000001375385
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
  • ISBN: 978162490111

Esme Garland, a young student from Great Britain living in New York, is enjoying her new life. Passionate about her adopted city, her studies, and her boyfriend, Mitchell, Esme's future looks bright—until she finds out she's pregnant. When Mitchell, handsome, rich—and irretrievably damaged—breaks up with her before she tells him about the baby, Esme resolves to raise the child alone and takes a job at The Owl, a second-hand bookstore, to make ends meet. Host to a winsome cast of characters, the store and its regulars quickly become Esme's salvation, but will they be enough to sustain her—especially when Mitchell reenters her life? Deborah Meyler's debut is a witty, moving novel that celebrates how people—and books—touch our lives.