Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, 392 pages
Jean Perdu is 50 years old and lost the love of his life, Manon, 21 years ago. He never recovered from that and has cut himself off from life. He owns a Literary Apothecary (book store on a barge) and prescribes books to people. He's very good at helping other people, but hasn't been able to help himself.
A new woman arrives in his life and he learns something about his lost love and he does a runner to try and get himself together. He leaves Paris and sets the barge free for a trip to the South of France. Along for the ride is his neighbor and superstar writer, Max Jordan, who is also running from life and writer's block. The best part of the book for me was the bromance between Jean and Max.