The Lost and Found Bookshop: A Novel Audiobook, by Susan Wiggs Play Audiobook Sample

The Lost and Found Bookshop: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Emily Janice Card Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Bella Vista Chronicles Release Date: July 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062914149

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

35

Longest Chapter Length:

58:10 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

17 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

21:09 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

62

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Publisher Description

"A wonderful exploration of the past and the future and, most importantly, of what it means to be present in the here and now.  Full of the love of words, the love of family, and the love of falling in love, The Lost and Found Bookshop is a big-hearted gem of a novel that will satisfy and entertain readers from all walks of life.  Lovely!"—Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing In The Rain

In this thought-provoking, wise and emotionally rich novel, New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs explores the meaning of happiness, trust, and faith in oneself as she asks  the question, "If you had to start over, what would you do and who would you be?" 

There is a book for everything . . . 

Somewhere in the vast Library of the Universe, as Natalie thought of it, there was a book that embodied exactly the things she was worrying about.

In the wake of a shocking tragedy, Natalie Harper inherits her mother’s charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco. She also becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather Andrew, her only living relative—not counting her scoundrel father.

But the gruff, deeply kind Andrew has begun displaying signs of decline. Natalie thinks it’s best to move him to an assisted living facility to ensure the care he needs. To pay for it, she plans to close the bookstore and sell the derelict but valuable building on historic Perdita Street, which is in need of constant fixing. There’s only one problem–Grandpa Andrew owns the building and refuses to sell. Natalie adores her grandfather; she’ll do whatever it takes to make his final years happy. Besides, she loves the store and its books provide welcome solace for her overwhelming grief.

After she moves into the small studio apartment above the shop, Natalie carries out her grandfather’s request and hires contractor Peach Gallagher to do the necessary and ongoing repairs. His young daughter, Dorothy, also becomes a regular at the store, and she and Natalie begin reading together while Peach works.

To Natalie’s surprise, her sorrow begins to dissipate as her life becomes an unexpected journey of new connections, discoveries and revelations, from unearthing artifacts hidden in the bookshop’s walls, to discovering the truth about her family, her future, and her own heart.

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“A wonderful exploration of the past and the future and, most importantly, of what it means to be present in the here and now…A big-hearted gem of a novel.”

— Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author 

Quotes

  • “Wiggs hits another home run with a heady mix of women’s fiction and romance…An unputdownable, true book lover’s book.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • “What a warm and deeply satisfying story! Reading it is like feeling the summer sun after a long winter.”

    — Erica Bauermeister, author of The Scent Keeper

Awards

  • An Indie Next List Selection of the Month
  • A July 2020 LibraryReads Pick
  • An iBooks bestseller in Fiction

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About Susan Wiggs

Susan Wiggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the wildly popular Lakeshore Chronicles and the instant New York Times bestsellers Family Tree and The Oysterville Sewing Circle. Her award-winning books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. She lives with her husband on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound.

About Emily Janice Card

Emily Rankin is an audio narrator and winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.