February Book Discussion


The Little Paris Book Shop
Nina George

Wednesday, 2/28, 7:00PM

Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart But can he fix his own? 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.

New York Times Bestseller

“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.”—
“A beautiful story of grief, companionship, forgiveness and building a life worth living. A vulnerable, relatable tale of great love and loss, missed opportunities and moving on, The Little Paris Bookshop is, like the books its main characters recommends, medicine for the wounded soul.”—Bookpage

“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

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