The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
G.P. Putnam's Sons
On Sale: April 9, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love
and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer
finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a
Can one unlikely bookshop
heal two broken souls?
It is 1968 in rural
Australia and lonely Tom Hope can’t make heads or tails of
Hannah Babel. Newly arrived from Hungary, Hannah is unlike
anyone he’s ever met—she’s passionate, brilliant, and
fiercely determined to open sleepy Hometown’s first
Despite the fact that Tom has only read
only one book in his life, when Hannah hires him to install
shelving for the shop, the two discover an astonishing
spark. Recently abandoned by an unfaithful wife—and still
missing her sweet son, Peter—Tom dares to believe that he
might make Hannah happy. But Hannah is a haunted woman.
Twenty-four years earlier, she had been marched to the gates
Perfect for fans of The Little Paris
Bookshop and The Light Between Oceans, The
Bookshop of the Broken Hearted cherishes the power of
love, literature, and forgiveness to transform our lives,
and—if we dare allow them—to mend our broken hearts.
1 comment posted.
Re: The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
What an interesting premise! Thanks for the review, this
sounds very good.
(Kathleen Bylsma 12:40pm May 11)
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