Esme Garland, 23 and British, is studying art in New York when her life takes an unexpected turn. Suddenly in need of an extra income, she gets a part-time job at her favorite used bookstore, The Owl. The Owl’s colorful staff and customers become a kind of family who help see Esme through.
Deborah Meyler has crafted an exquisite novel of friendship and how the most unlikely people sometimes become the most important people in our lives. “The Bookstore” draws you in from the first page and never disappoints. The characters are memorable and original and the story is certainly not your average “girl in the big city” story. Unexpected twists and turns take Esme and the reader on a one of a kind journey that proves once again that love shows itself in a myriad of unexpected ways.
“The Bookstore” by Deborah Meyler is scheduled for release by Simon & Schuster on August 20, 2013.
This book was provided to me by Simon & Schuster for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own.