I still find it hard to separate the voice from the words themselves. Billy sends her on an posthumous scavenger hunt to discover all that she never knew about him, his estrangement from her mother his sister 16 years earlier, and finally, what she needed to know about herself. A worthy debut novel that I enjoyed enough to look forward to what this author writes next. They seemed to despise each other. Anytime he spent time with her they had so much fun, treasure hunt ts, clues to follow, and his bookstore Prosperos where she loved spending time. If you do not care about the characters, the secrets, lies, betrayals, and hurts are not devastating.
Why was her best friend her best friend? The nostalgia of the bookstore was lovely and the title of the novel befitting perfectly as it makes all sense at the end. Audiobooks has never cut me off mid book. Can Tressa and the no-nonsense estate manager find the fortune before the greedy relatives get to it first? She would not see him again, but on his death she found d he left her his bookstore, a letter and clues to follow. As Miranda tries to figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life, she uncovers Revelations that will change many things. It was still a pleasant read overall and I think some people might enjoy it a lot more than I did. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets? He always had the neatest ideas to keep her busy. Through the heroine, Miranda Brooks, Meyerson asks us to consider how we define ourselves, our families, and our community.
There were at lot of dangling points in the story, I wanted more family history answers, or more book store. My two main problems with this story are the characters and the 'mystery' Miranda is solving. The book starts off very well, but halfway the story it loses energy. Miranda becomes determined to solve Billy's final scavenger hunt. The Bookshop of Yesterdays: A Novel. They were funny ideas of people rather than whole fleshed out beings.
Still overall I enjoyed reading this book and I'm glad I did. 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. She had just moved in with her boyfriend Jay, who was also a teacher and coach at her school. Overall I really enjoyed The Bookshop of Yesterday and would say it's a good little drama-mystery book for summer. It's a love letter to reading and bookstores, and a testament to how our histories shape who we become.
This book is filled with eccentric and lovable characters. . Miranda Brooks is a middle school history teacher, living in Philadelphia with her teacher boyfriend, when she receives a startling phone call from California telling her that her beloved Uncle Billy has died. As the novel opens, Miranda Brooks inherits a struggling bookstore, Prospero Books, from her estranged uncle. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the peculiar scavenger hunts he would create just for her. There is also a now dead Uncle Billy that hasn't b When I started reading this book I had high expectations as it was a book about a bookstore and I am a sucker for books about books. The other part that really drove me away was I had banked up a few credits, as I listen to about 1 book in a little over a month, I had the service stop charging me so I could catch up.
Because of this I will never read another book by this author. Some would say that her inheritance is more of a burden than a windfall. I was more than satisfied with the ending too-couldn't have been happier. Miranda returns to the store, where she finds clues that Billy has hidden for her. I fished this audio-book against my better judgement. The premise of this book sounded so intriguing: small, quaint bookstore that has been inherited by a young woman, Miranda Brooks. They're all - or mostly all - excited to meet her! The bookshop of yesterdays: a novel.
My two main problems with this story are the characters and the 'mystery' Miranda is solving. I'm working on it though. Because Miranda was a clever girl, Billy often made up riddles for her to solve. Miranda always wondered what happened between Uncle Billy and her mother. There were points in this book that I felt really dragged on, making the book feel really long.
I ended up enjoying it but not loving - the main character was a struggle for me to have sympathy for, and I figured out the whole mystery in the first few chapters. Bighearted and trenchantly observant, The Bookshop of Yesterdays is a lyrical story of family, love and the healing power of community. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. You can change the time skipping setting in the settings of the app. When she was young, he would create elaborate scavenger hunts for her to solve. Leo told me that once he read the premise and saw that a bookstore serves as the story's backdrop, he knew that he had to share The Bookshop of Yesterdays with me. They had nothing in common.
All opinions are my own. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review this book with an honest review!! Featured Downloads Saints: The Standard of Truth 1815-1846 Volume 1 Click heading to expand a topic and access the audio downloads. I had to keep my service charging me to finish the book I was in the middle of and then leave a credit behind when I left their service. Unfortunately, the excitement wore off for me quite quickly and I found the story to be a little underwhelming. As a young girl, Miranda made many visits to Prospero Books in the company of her beloved uncle, Billy Silver. They were asleep when startled by books falling off the shelves.