Download or read The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted PDF, written by Robert Hillman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2019-04-09 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can one unlikely bookshop heal two broken souls? "Beautifully written . . . Full of insight into the nature of tragedy, love, and redemption."--Garth Stein "A poignant journey of unthinkable loss, love, and the healing capacity of the written word."--Ellen Keith It is 1968 in rural Australia and lonely Tom Hope can't make heads or tails of Hannah Babel. Newly arrived from Hungary, Hannah is unlike anyone he's ever met--she's passionate, artistic, and fiercely determined to open sleepy Hometown's first bookshop. Despite the fact that Tom has only read only one book in his life, the two soon discover an astonishing spark. Recently abandoned by an unfaithful wife--and still missing her sweet son, Peter--Tom dares to believe that he might make Hannah happy. But Hannah is a haunted woman. Twenty-four years earlier, she had been marched to the gates of Auschwitz. Perfect for fans of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted cherishes the power of love, literature, and forgiveness to transform our lives, and--if we dare allow them--to mend our broken hearts.
Download or read The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted Sampler eBook PDF, written by Robert Hillman and published by Text Publishing. This book was released on 2018-02-09 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It’s only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when Trudy finds Jesus and takes little Peter away with her to join the holy rollers, Tom’s heart breaks all over again. Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic smalltown bookseller: the second Jew—and the most vivid person—Tom has ever met. He dares to believe they could make each other happy. But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a batttle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine. Robert Hillman has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the National Biography Award, and Joyful, published by Text in 2014. He lives in Melbourne. 'A novel of great spirit and tenderness.' Carrie Tiffany ‘Hillman’s prose is a pleasure to read, elegantly alert to the paradox of strong feeling [and] full of poetry.’ Australian on Joyful ‘Counting against all [the] business is Hillman’s gift for compelling characters, the elegance of his prose and his genius with inventive, surprising dialogue.' Saturday Paper, on Joyful
Download or read The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street PDF, written by Marlish Glorie and published by Fremantle Press. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's never too late to run away from home! Helen burns her bed and her bridges when she leaves home to run a second hand bookshop. But can you ever really discard the past? For starters there are thousands of musty books to sort through. Then her sons return home with more baggage than a Qantas 747 and on top of all that the drunk who sold her the bookshop is determined to muscle his way back into the business. Helen desperately wants life to be a literary novel but it's looking more and more like a pile of pulp fiction. As quirky characters browse the shelves of her bookshop, Helen fights for the right to choose a future that is not yet written.
Download or read Once Upon a Broken Heart PDF, written by Stephanie Garber and published by Flatiron Books. This book was released on 2021-09-28 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! ONCE UPON A BROKEN HEART marks the launch of a new series from Stephanie Garber about love, curses, and the lengths that people will go to for happily ever after For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox has believed in true love and happy endings . . . until she learns that the love of her life will marry another. Desperate to stop the wedding and to heal her wounded heart, Evangeline strikes a deal with the charismatic, but wicked, Prince of Hearts. In exchange for his help, he asks for three kisses, to be given at the time and place of his choosing. But after Evangeline’s first promised kiss, she learns that bargaining with an immortal is a dangerous game — and that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she’d pledged. He has plans for Evangeline, plans that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy.
Download or read Fantasies of the Bookstore PDF, written by Eben J. Muse and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-07-28 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Element surveys the place of the bookstore in the creative imagination (the fantasies of the bookstore) through a study of novels in which bookstores play a prominent role in the setting or plot. Nearly 500 'bookstore novels' published since the first in 1917 have been identified. The study borrows the concept of 'meaningful locations' from the field of human geography to assess fictional bookstores as narrative events rather than static backgrounds. As a meaningful location, the bookstore creates the potential for events that can occur both within the place of the store and in the wider space within which it functions. Elements of the narrative space include its spatio-temporal location, its locale or composition, and the events which these elements generate to define the bookstore's sense of place.
Download or read The Bride of Almond Tree PDF, written by Robert Hillman and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2021-06-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welsey Cunningham grew up running barefoot through the orchards of his Quaker family farm, working with horses and dreaming of one day building himself a house on his own patch of ground above the river. The Second World War interrupted those dreams: it took Wes to New Guinea as a medic, and then sent him home with healing bullet wounds in his legs. While Wes was away, life in Almond Tree continued; but everyone's been changed by the war. None more so than Beth Hardy - his headstrong, fiercely intelligent and beautiful neighbour. As Wes begins again to construct the peaceful life he's always wanted, Beth sets herself on a very different path, committing herself to the Communist Party and all it stands for. Their dreams and desires may be at odds, but there is something they don't yet know. Wes and Beth need each other, desperately: neither will be able to survive what life has in store without the other.
Download or read The Broken Hearts Honeymoon PDF, written by Lucy Dickens and published by Random House. This book was released on 2020-07-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The wedding is off, but adventure awaits... The perfect armchair escape for fans of Jo Thomas, Jenny Colgan and Phillipa Ashley. 'Funny, inspirational and so evocative' CATHY BRAMLEY 'The ultimate armchair adventure - I absolutely loved it!' HEIDI SWAIN 'Will leave you feeling inspired' CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN 'THE BROKEN HEARTS HONEYMOON is truly gorgeous. A great premise, sympathetic protagonist and a journey full of laughs and drama. A true love story to Japan too - the most wonderful setting - five stars from me. A really brilliant read.' ROSIE BLAKE ____________________________ When disaster strikes, adventure calls... Charlotte had a plan. The perfect country wedding, followed by a month-long honeymoon in Japan - but when her fiancé starts having second thoughts, she knows there's no choice but to call off the wedding. Charlotte isn't sure she knows how to be single, but she is going to try, starting with taking that trip of a lifetime - alone. Will she find herself in the hills of Mount Fuji, or in the karaoke bars of Tokyo? And will she be ready for romance by the time the cherry blossom flowers? A feel-good story of reclaiming your life, set among the cherry blossom of Japan. The Broken Hearts Honeymoon is Eat, Pray, Love for the Instagram generation. ____________________________ READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE BROKEN HEARTS HONEYMOON 'Has the reader completely there in the thick of the adventure. One of the best books of the year.' 'Gloriously rich descriptions and an emotional arc that is deeply felt and sweetly told' 'I loved the messages the book had about knowing yourself and taking the time to find out what you want out of life' 'Just what I needed as a pick me up - made me feel happy' 'What an incredible book!' 'This is a fabulous read'
Download or read Songs of Whiskey Broken Hearts PDF, written by Lizabeth Mars and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Broken Heart Club PDF, written by Cathy Cassidy and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Andie, Eden, Ryan, Tasha and Hasmita love being part of the Heart Club. They've promised to stay best friends forever and nothing can tear them apart. But sometimes things happen that you couldn't ever have expected and forever might not be as long as you think. Now, two years later, Eden and Ryan are haunted by memories of the past. Can they find a way to bring the club back together or is it too late to mend a broken heart? A gorgeous new story from the bestselling author of the Chocolate Box Girls series.
Download or read Severed Heads Broken Hearts PDF, written by Robyn Schneider and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "I couldn't help but think of John Green's novels - I think his fans will eat this up." Publishers Weekly "Heartbreaking and hilarious. I have no doubt that girls everywhere are going to fall madly, deeply, hopelessly in love with Ezra Faulkner." Sarah Mlynowski, NYT bestselling author. "Maybe it's time to expand your list of literary crushes to include someone other than Augustus Waters." MTV.com "This is one of the most literary teen books I've read for a long time - up there with John Green - and it's a delight to read… the ending absolutely blew me away, being unpredictable, powerful, and altogether fantastic." The Bookbag Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them - a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His own tragedy waited until he had everything to lose - in one night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra's knee, his athletic career, and his perfect life. No longer part of the popular crowd, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters Cassidy Thorpe. Intelligent, effortless and wonderfully weird, she is unlike anyone Ezra's ever met before. Together they discover flash mobs, buried treasure, secret movie screenings and a poodle with a questionable history. But as Ezra dives into new friendships and new love, he is forced to ask: if you've managed to survive disaster, what happens when it strikes again? Robyn Schneider's Severed Heads, Broken Heartsis a lyrical, witty and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.
Download or read The Bookshop at Water s End PDF, written by Patti Callahan Henry and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-07-11 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it... Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide. READERS GUIDE INSIDE
Download or read Sin on a Broken Heart PDF, written by Rhiannon Futch and published by Rhiannon Futch. This book was released on 2021-10-19 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: My broken heart. Mikael betrayed me in the worst way. His attempt on my life shattered my heart. Now I face a vampire's lifetime with a heart that I don't know can be pieced back together. Leonidas, gang leader and dark knight, his heart calls to mine. For all that he is leader of the gang that murdered my abusive husband and the rest of the neighborhood, he wants to stand at my side as I face trying to save our world from destroying itself. Can I really trust him just because he wants to be with me now? So many sins... My world is crumbling even as I am working to save the rest of the world. How do I save the world with a broken heart?
Download or read The Bookshop Book PDF, written by Jen Campbell and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-10-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every bookshop has a story We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I've-ever-been-to-bookshops. Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. And that's just the beginning. From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we've yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. 'A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference' David Almond (The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)
Download or read The Bride of Almond Tree PDF, written by Robert Hillman and published by Text Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A love story about loyalty, belief and idealism, set against the epic sweep of twentieth-century history.
Download or read The Bookshop of Hopes and Dreams PDF, written by Hannah Ellis and published by . This book was released on 2019-07-09 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Tara Fitzpatrick tells a string of lies during the world's most informal job interview she has no idea of the path she's set herself on. Renovating the rundown bookshop with her new boss, James, turns out to be more fulfilling than she could ever have imagined. Soon, she finds herself falling in love with the quaint little shop. And with James. But Tara has never let herself dream of a happy ever after. Ever since she was a little girl, she knew she would never have children. Determined not to let James sacrifice his dreams of having a family, she walks away. Broken-hearted, Tara puts all her efforts into starting afresh. But the bond between her and James is not so easily broken. When two lives seem destined to intertwine, how long can Tara stay away? Somehow, she needs to find the strength to face up to her past and start fighting for her future ... While The Bookshop of Hope and Dreams can be read as a standalone novel it is best enjoyed as the sixth book in the Hope Cove series.
Download or read The Boy in the Green Suit PDF, written by Robert Hillman and published by Scribe Publications. This book was released on 2008-11-24 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is an unusual and beautifully written Australian memoir destined to become a classic that captures the vulnerability and ardour of youth, and the fragility and strength of parental love. It is 1965. Robert Hillman, a mere 16 years old, is planning an extraordinary adventure. Deserted by his mother, disliked by his stepmother, and puzzled by his father, Bobby needs comforting. His life in rural Victoria has offered no solace; his job at Melbourne’s Myer Emporium, selling ladies’ slippers, offers no prospects. So he does what any confused and lonely teenager would do: he escapes. Boarding a ship bound for Ceylon, he begins his search for paradise, inspired by his father’s stories of a fabled island in the Indian Ocean. Bobby sets sail in a green suit, carrying a suitcase full of books and a typewriter. He has no money, no return ticket and, seemingly, no worries. He imagines the island he is heading for to be inhabited by beautiful, full-breasted women who will caress him while he writes prize-winning stories in the style of Chekhov. What follows is an account by turns heart-breakingly tender and side-splittingly funny of an innocent abroad. Put ashore not in Ceylon but in Athens, Bobby barters his way to Istanbul, Tehran, and Kuwait, lurching from slums and brothels to an implausible job at a ritzy hotel in Shiraz. Finally, a long haul through the desert ends in a jail term on the Pakistan border where, ironically, he finds the affection and acceptance that have always been the true objects of his quest. All the while, Hillman’s odyssey has been part of a larger family drama. Woven through his story is his father’s tale of struggle and sorrow. As the mature writer now realises, ‘I booked a ticket on a ship to install myself in a story my father had begun in his imagination.’ The Boy in the Green Suit is an unforgettable, bitter-sweet tale of the artist as a bewildered young man.
Download or read Set the Stage A Rivervue Community Theatre Romance 2 PDF, written by Daniel De Lorne and published by HarperCollins Australia. This book was released on 2020-07-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He's the Banksy of the international theatre scene - daring, anonymous, renowned. So when playwright 'Draven' bequeaths his latest play to the rural Rivervue Theatre, the stage is set for drama. While the redevelopment brief for Rivervue Community Theatre moulders on his desk, a phone call from an unrequited past love sends architect Gabriel Mora running back to his artsy hometown. Afraid of worsening his mother's health, Gabriel is forced to hide his involvement in the redevelopment. It's just one more secret to keep, along with his feelings for a certain red-headed stage manager. Bruce Clifton can build anything. But the jobs mean nothing if he's not getting paid. On the cusp of losing his home, Bruce needs to find a way to call in those debts without showing his community how much trouble he's got himself into. With Gabriel's return to town stirring up past hurts, soon it's not just his home Bruce has to worry about losing, but his heart. Can Bruce and Gabriel work together for the good of Rivervue, or will their hope for a second chance exit stage right?