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The Resource The bookshop on the shore, Jenny Colgan

The bookshop on the shore, Jenny Colgan

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The bookshop on the shore
Title
The bookshop on the shore
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Colgan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her four year old son Hari. She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy street where shouting football fans keep them awake all night. Hari's dad, Jaz, a charismatic but perpetually broke DJ, is no help at all. But his sister Surinder comes to Zoe's aid, hooking her up with a job as far away from the urban crush as possible: a bookshop on the banks of Loch Ness. And there's a second job to cover housing: Zoe will be an au pair for three children at a genuine castle in the Scottish Highlands. But while Scotland is everything Zoe dreamed of--clear skies, brisk fresh air, blessed quiet--everything else is a bit of a mess. The Urquart family castle is grand, but crumbling, the childrens' single dad is a wreck, and the kids have been kicked out of school and left to their own devices. Lottie has her work cut out for her, and is determined to rise to the challenge, especially when she sees how happily Hari has taken to their new home. With the help of Nina, the friendly local bookseller, Zoe begins to put down roots in the community. Are books, fresh air, and kindness enough to heal this broken family--and her own...?"--Amazon.com
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Review
  • Zoe is a single mother who is struggling to make it in London, with no help from her son Hari's father or her own family, who have moved away. With the promise of a simpler life—and not one, but two, jobs lined up—Zoe packs up and moves to Scotland with Hari in tow. Once she arrives, she begins her nanny position for a family whom the locals regard as strange, and her second job with Nina, who runs a mobile book store. Although there a numerous supporting characters and small plots, the main story line follows Zoe and how she helps restore the broken family for whom she works. Zoe resists attempts by her charges, Mary, Shackleton, and Patrick, to try to run her off, but one incident between Mary and Zoe's mute son, Hari, has her reconsidering. After the incident, Hari's father finally decides to do right by his son, and Zoe seems to have no choice but to leave the place she has grown to love and the budding romance between her and the children's father. Best-selling author Colgan's latest (after The Endless Beach, 2018) is a story built on family, hardship, and love that will appeal to fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid. -- Crystal Vela (Reviewed 7/5/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 21)
  • Desperate to escape cramped, noisy London and build a better life for her young son, single mom Lottie impulsively accepts a nanny position in the Scottish Highlands. Her employer turns out to be a widowed wreck with two out-of-control monsters for children, but with the help of kindly bookshop owner Nina, Lottie senses that she can heal. With a 100,000-copy paperback and 25,000-copy hardcover first printing. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 02/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 1, p59)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781447
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colgan, Jenny
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Scottish bookshop
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Au pairs
  • Bookstores
  • Ness, Loch (Scotland)
Label
The bookshop on the shore, Jenny Colgan
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Sequel to: Little shop of happy ever after. Published in the US as: The bookshop on the corner
  • Series information from Goodreads.com
  • "Originally published as The bookshop on the shore in UK in 2019 by Sphere."--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104821220
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9780062913555
Lccn
bl2019012427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104821220
Label
The bookshop on the shore, Jenny Colgan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Sequel to: Little shop of happy ever after. Published in the US as: The bookshop on the corner
  • Series information from Goodreads.com
  • "Originally published as The bookshop on the shore in UK in 2019 by Sphere."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1104821220
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9780062913555
Lccn
bl2019012427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104821220

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