The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

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A gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
ISBN: 9780525535928
0525535926
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hillman, Robert
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm

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Jun 09, 2019

It seemed to take a long time to get to the meat of 'The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted', with little clue as to where it was going, BUT the title absolutely captures the theme.

'The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted' is about surviving unimaginable heartbreak, fear of it happening again and finding courage in love, courage to love, courage to be where you should. It is exceptionally well written with honest descriptions of people, emotions and places, sometime beautiful, sometimes realistically awful and yes, sometimes heartbreaking.

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Jun 01, 2019

Although there was some unfamiliar Australian jargon to interpret, I read this book straight though. The hero is such a good and gentle person that one can only wish him good things.

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