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Author: Nina George Narrator: Steve West, Emma Bering Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781101889824
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“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.
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Quotes & Awards

  • The settings are ideal for a summer-romance read…Who can resist floating on a barge through France surrounded by books, wine, love, and great conversation? Christian Science Monitor
  • [A] bona fide international hit. New York Times Book Review
  • Warmhearted...A charming novel that believes in the healing properties of fiction, romance, and a summer in the south of France. Kirkus
  • Engaging... [George's] sumptuous descriptions of both food and literature will leave readers unsure whether to run to the nearest library or the nearest bistro. Publishers Weekly
  • Uplifting... An international best seller, this one will make you happy. The Independent
  • The Little Paris Bookshop is an enchantment. Set in a floating barge along the Seine, this love letter to books - and to the complicated, sometimes broken people who are healed by them - is the next best thing to booking a trip to France. Sarah Pekkanen, author of Catching Air
  • Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, Nina George’s impressionistic prose takes the reader on a journey not just through the glories of France and the wonders of books, but through the encyclopedic panoply of human emotions. The Little Paris Bookshop is a book whose palette, textures, and aromas will draw you in and cradle you in the redemptive power of love. Charlie Lovett, author of The Bookman’s Tale
  • “Enchanting and moving…Rarely have I read such a beautiful book!”

    Tina magazine (Germany)

  • Nina George tells us clever things about love, about reading that 'puts a bounce in your step,' about tango in Provence, and about truly good food. . . . One of those books that gets you thinking about whom you need to give it to as a gift even while you're still reading it, because it makes you happy and should be part of any well-stocked apothecary. Hamburger Morgenpost (Germany)
     
  • Enchanting and moving ... Rarely have I read such a beautiful book! Tina magazine (Germany)
     
  • New York Times Bestseller
    A Barnes and Noble Best of 2015 Selection 
    A LibraryReads Favorite of the Favorites Selection
  • If you're looking to be charmed right out of your own life for a few hours, sit down with this wise and winsome novel...Everything happens just as you want it to... from poignant moments to crystalline insights in exactly the right measure. Oprah.com
  • “The settings are ideal for a summer-romance read…Who can resist floating on a barge through France surrounded by books, wine, love, and great conversation?”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “Nina George tells us clever things about love, about reading that ‘puts a bounce in your step,’ about tango in Provence, and about truly good food…One of those books that gets you thinking about whom you need to give it to as a gift even while you’re still reading it, because it makes you happy and should be part of any well-stocked apothecary.”

    Hamburger Morgenpost (Hamburg)

  • “Warmhearted…A charming novel that believes in the healing properties of fiction, romance, and a summer in the south of France.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Steve West carries listeners along on a literary adventure down France’s rivers…West wisely reserves his French accent for the dialogue, immersing listeners in the setting without overwhelming them. His quiet, gentle performance fits the mood of this charming, contemplative story, which is perfect for book lovers. Although the majority of the audiobook is read by West, Emma Bering and Cassandra Campbell have small parts that enhance the listening experience.”

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  • "The Little Paris Bookshop is an enchantment. Set in a floating barge along the Seine, this love letter to books—and to the complicated, sometimes broken people who are healed by them—is the next best thing to booking a trip to France.”

    Sarah Pekkanen, author of Catching Air

  • “Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, Nina George’s impressionistic prose takes the reader on a journey not just through the glories of France and the wonders of books, but through the encyclopedic panoply of human emotions. The Little Paris Bookshop is a book whose palette, textures, and aromas will draw you in and cradle you in the redemptive power of love.”

    Charlie Lovett, author of The Bookman’s Tale

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A June 2015 LibraryReads Pick
  • A 2015 LibraryReads Favorites of the Favorites selection

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About the Author

Nina George works as a journalist, writer, and storytelling teacher. She is the award-winning author of over two dozen books, and also writes feature articles, short stories, and columns. The Little Paris Bookshop spent over a year on bestseller lists in Germany and was a bestseller in Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands. She is married to the writer Jens J. Kramer and lives in Germany and France.

About the Narrators

Steve West, the winner of multiple Earphones Awards for narration, is an international actor who has starred on London’s prestigious West End stage, including productions of Mamma Mia! and Oh, What a Night! He is widely known for his television and film work in both the United States and the UK, and he has performed for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He hosts his own television show for the UK live from Los Angeles.

Emma Bering is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator whose readings include The Second Empress by Michelle Moran, Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers, and A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper, among many others.