The Paris Bookseller - Kerri Maher (Paperback)

A Sweeping Story Of Love, Friendship And Betrayal In Bohemian 1920s Paris

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Young, bookish Sylvia Beach knows there is no greater city in the world than Paris. But when she opens an English-language bookshop on the bohemian Left Bank, Sylvia can’t yet know she is making history.

Many leading writers of the day, from Ernest Hemingway to Gertrude Stein, consider Shakespeare and Company a second home. Here some of the most profound literary friendships blossom – and none more so than between James Joyce and Sylvia herself.

When Joyce’s controversial novel Ulysses is banned, Sylvia determines to publish it through Shakespeare and Company. But the success and notoriety of publishing the most infamous book of the century comes at deep personal cost as Sylvia risks ruin, reputation and her heart in the name of the life-changing power of books…

Product Details

Barcode
9781472290779
Department
Books
Released
19 Apr 2022
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Kerri Maher
Binding
Trade Paperback
Language
English
Number of Pages
352

Classification

General Subject
General Fiction

Author Bio

Kerri Maher holds an MFA from Columbia University and was a writing professor for many years. She now writes full-time and lives with her daughter and dog in a leafy suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts.

Review Quotes

'A vivid evocation of the famous female-owned Parisian bookshop... Kerri Maher writes a love letter to books, bookstores and booklovers everywhere'
Kate Quinn author of The Alice Network

'I was completely enthralled'
Natasha Lester author of The Paris Secret

'A compelling and fascinating look at the world-changing mavericks who bonded, bickered and triumphed in the realm of literature'
Nuala O'Connor

'A compelling portrait of a remarkable woman, who steps from the pages in all her charm, courage and vulnerability'
Gill Paul

'Intelligent, fierce and filled with reverence for a fascinating epoch in literary history... a delight for readers and writers'
Whitney Scharer author of The Age of Light

'Lulls you into an interwar Parisian dream where love - be it romantic, friendly or even for a book - can be found on a quirky little street in the 6th'
Kaia Alderson author of Sisters in Arms