The Bookshop of Yesterdays (Paperback)

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Miranda Brooks inherits her uncle's bookstore upon his death... She hasn't seen or heard from him since she was 12 years old and this comes as a surprise to her. Growing up Uncle Billy always set up scavenger hunts for her in the bookstore and her hometown of Los Angeles. With one last scavenger hunt to complete Miranda learns much about herself and her family. The question remains will she stay and take over Prospero Books or will she return to Philadelphia and resume the life she has there? A great read! 5 Stars!

— From TONI


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Best Books of Summer 2018 Selection by Philadelphia Inquirer and Library Journal

"Part mystery and part drama, Meyerson uses a complex family dynamic in The Bookshop of Yesterdays to spotlight the importance of truth and our need for forgiveness." --Associated Press

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 from 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780778369080
ISBN-10: 0778369080
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 400
Language: English