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Publisher's Summary

A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness, and a love of reading. 

Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s 12th birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear about him again until 16 years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy, and one final scavenger hunt. 

When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles and to Prospero Books - now as its owner - she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her inside novels on the store’s shelves, in locked drawers of his apartment upstairs, in the name of the store itself. Miranda becomes determined to save Prospero Books and to solve Billy’s last scavenger hunt. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy’s past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda’s mother has kept hidden - and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. 

Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love, and the healing power of community. It’s a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.

©2018 Amy Meyerson (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • Meggan
  • 06-08-2018

Cute listen

This was a fun lighthearted listen. Wasn’t overly deep, but good for a beach weekend.

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  • Linda Lewis
  • 02-08-2018

Boring

The story line is very weak and very repetitive. It dragged on and on
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  • Wild Horses Flying
  • 29-07-2018

Inane

Don't know where those glowing reviews came from. Insipid. Trite theme uninterestingly told. No ill wlshes to the author but other than complete sentences there is no reason to recommend this book.