Little Paris Bookshop

little paris bookshop cover image The Little Paris Bookshop

by Nina George
General Fiction
Broadway Books, 2016
Paperback, 416 pages
$16.00

Okay…Parnassus was a horse-drawn book wagon. The Literary Apothecary is a book barge moored along the bank of the Seine from which the owner, Jean Perdu, dispenses books that he prescribes for those suffering the slings and arrows of modern life. The only patient he seems unable to heal with this literary pharmacy is himself and the heart that was broken when he was left by his great love. So, finally he sets sail to ply the rivers of southern France (with blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef) dispensing wisdom along with his paper-bound pharmaceuticals. Not as deep as the Seine, but winsome little book.