NORWALK, Conn. -- Bring your lunch and join Reference Librarian Susannah Violino for a discussion of Nina George's novel "The Little Paris Bookshop" on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Norwalk Public Library.
An international bestseller that has been translated into more than 28 languages, "The Little Paris Bookshop" is a story of letting go of the old loves to make room for the new by believing in the healing properties of fiction, romance, and a summer in the south of France.
The book centers around Monsieur Perdu, who calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. He mends broken hearts and souls, though the only one he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself. Still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France; showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.
It was after her father’s death that George wrote "The Little Paris Bookshop," a semi-autobiographical novel, which talks about bibliotherapy, how the fear of death holds us back from living life to the fullest, the mourning process, and travel on a river boat from Paris to Provence.
George is a German writer who has published more than 25 books as well as over one hundred short stories. In addition she has worked as a police reporter, columnist and managing editor for a wide range of European publications. George lives in Concarneau in France.
The talk will be held at noon in the Carnegie Room of the Norwalk Public Library.
The discussion is part of the "Books Sandwiched In" series, which meets the last Thursday of every month. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch along. The September selection, "Best Boy" by Eli Gottlieb, will be discussed on Thursday, Sept. 29.
For further information contact Violino at (203) 899-2780 ext 15115, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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