The little Paris bookshop A novel

Nina George, 1973-

Sound recording - 2015

"Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read... the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country's rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself."--

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Subjects
Genres
Romance fiction
Published
New York, NY : Books on Tape p2015.
Language
English
German
Item Description
Unabridged.
Subtitle from container.
Includes a PDF of recipes and Jean Perdu's Emergency literary pharmacy (disc 9).
Physical Description
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in
Format
Adobe Reader required. PC and Mac compatible to access PDF files.
ISBN
9781101889831
1101889837
Main Author
Nina George, 1973- (author)
Other Authors
Simon Pare (translator), Steve (Actor) West (narrator), Elea Oberon (-), Cassandra Campbell, Jean Perdu
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* Bibliotherapy lives in the charming fictional world of the Little Bookshop, run by literary apothecary Jean Perdu and located on a barge on the Seine. His book recommendations successfully cure heartache and more in 99.9 percent of his customers. Perdu's most notable failure is himself. His great romance with the elusive Manon ended abruptly 20 years earlier, and, as his heart finally warms to new romance, he sails on his bookshop barge to Provence to reconcile his memories of Manon. West narrates the story in an easy-listening British baritone, switching to a French accent only for the dialogue. Emma Bering's musical, French-accented voice relates the love story from Manon's perspective, while Cassandra Campbell adds heartfelt comments from Manon's mother. Additional passengers on the barge include the hot but shy young author Max Jordan, a roguish Italian chef who sails the Seine looking for his lost love, and the famous but reclusive author of Jean's favorite book. These, along with other quirky characters met on the river, provide comic relief as voiced by the talented West. Book lovers and fans of satisfying journeys of the heart will find much to appreciate in this splendid audio, as will fans of the pleasures of good food, good wine, and Provence. A PDF contains recipes and Perdu's book recommendations. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

In this story of a bookshop on a converted barge on the Seine, Monsieur Jean Perdu is more therapist than bookseller, prescribing books to heal his customers. But what about his own broken heart? A letter from his past propels him to cast off from the mooring and head out on a voyage. His journey on his floating bookstore—accompanied by an eclectic bunch of characters and a dash of literary quotations and references—is difficult but rewarding, passing through emotional hazards (grief, loss, love, revival) and truths but ending at his target destination, a request for forgiveness. Steve West, Emma Bering, and Cassandra Campbell provide a charming narration of a pleasant story. VERDICT Will be of interest to bibliophiles and travel fans. ["Will allow gob-smacked book lovers here to struggle with the age-old dilemma: to race through each page to see what happens next or savor each deliciously enticing phrase. Do both; if ever a book was meant to be read over and over, this gem is it": LJ Xpress Reviews 6/5/15 starred review of the Crown hc.]—Denise A. Garofalo, Mount Saint Mary Coll., Newburgh, NY [Page 42]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Prescribing books that offer therapeutic benefits to his customers, a literary apothecary in a floating bookstore on the Seine struggles with private heartbreak before embarking on a journey of healing at the side of a blocked writer and a lovelorn chef.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

&;There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies&;I mean books&;that were written for one person only&;A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that&;s how I sell books.&; Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country&;s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.Includes a PDF of Recipes and Jean Perdu&;s Emergency Literary Pharmacy.