The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald audiobook

The Bookshop

By Penelope Fitzgerald
Read by Pearl Hewitt

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In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop—the only bookshop—in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one.

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah Pick of Books behind Summer's Biggest Movies

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop—the only bookshop—in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fitzgerald wasn’t interested in writing about literature so much as power and clout, and her gemlike short novel exquisitely explores the subtle ways that small-town manners cloak a brand of nasty skulduggery that undermines well-intentioned women like Florence.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” BBC
“A marvelously piercing fiction.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Belongs in the first flight of English novelists writing today.” Boston Globe

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Author

Author Bio: Penelope Fitzgerald

Author Bio: Penelope Fitzgerald

Penelope Fitzgerald (1916–2000) was an English novelist, poet, essayist, and biographer who embarked on her literary career at the age of fifty-eight and later earned much popular and critical acclaim, winning a Booker Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 3.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English