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....
|Title||:||The Bookshop of Yesterdays|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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The Bookshop of Yesterdays Reviews
Miranda und ihr Onkel Billy hatten schon immer ein sehr inniges Verhältnis. In den Ferien war sie oft in seiner Buchhandlung, er hat ihr viel vorgelesen und hat ihr schon immer gerne Rätsel aufgegeben.
Doch eines Tages, nach einem schlimmen Streit mit ihrer Mutter, verschwindet Billy spurlos.
16 Jahre später erfährt Miranda vom Tod ihres Onkels und dass er ihr die Buchhandlung vererbt hat. Dann erreicht sie auch noch ein neues Rätsel.....
Mirandas Mutter hat um das Verschwinden ...more
Miranda inherits a bookshop from an uncle she hasn't seen for 16 years. Before that time they used to be close and she never understood what had happened to change that. The book starts off very well, but halfway the story it loses energy. Some of the characters are very selfish and annoying. Still overall I enjoyed reading this book and I'm glad I did.
📚📚📚📚 Four Bookish Stars!
A book about books and a bookshop? Yes please! I thought this was brilliant. The mystery has enough time to bulid and you can't stop turning the pages until you find out what it is. The ending is a surprising one and I loved all the scavenger-hunt games, not to mention all the wonderful book references too. The only thing I didn't like (not really 😁) I kept stopping to look up all the amazing book suggestions! What an marvelous debut.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a tribute to independent book stores and the impact of those stores on individuals and the community. As the novel opens, Miranda Brooks inherits a struggling bookstore, Prospero Books, from her estranged uncle. When she was young, he would create elaborate scavenger hunts for her to solve. After his death, she discovers that he has left her one last hunt which she endeavors to solve while trying to save the faltering store. The book’s message of the importance of c ...more
3 Stars rounded up to 3.5 for all of the great book/quote references liberally sprinkled throughout. I had this figured out early on but it was an enjoyable read for a debut author.
The Bookshop of Yesterday’s has a lovely cover of a pile of books on the cover so that is what drew me in right away! Miranda was always close to her Uncle Billy growing up until one day he just stopped showing up. Then one day he dies and she finds out all kinds of secrets about his life. Miranda inherits Uncle Billy’s bookshop and the apartment above it. Uncle Billy had always enjoyed hiding clues for Miranda to find. She had more clues to track down after his death. I really enjoyed this book ...more
I received an advanced uncorrected copy from NetGalley for an honest review.
The Bookshop of Yesterdays is about Miranda, a history teacher on the east coast who's estranged uncle dies and leaves her not only his bookstore in LA but also the clues to a family mystery. The premise is interesting enough and I am always a fan of books about books. My two main problems with this story are the characters and the 'mystery' Miranda is solving . Beyond Miranda and her mother's character (somewhat) they ...more