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The bookshop of the broken hearted : a novel / Robert Hillman.

Available copies

  • 5 of 7 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sechelt/Gibsons. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gibsons Public Library. (Show)

Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC HILL (Text) 30886001065651 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Available -
Burns Lake Public Library AF MON (Text) 35198000699521 Adult Fiction Volume hold Canceled Transit -
McBride Fic Hil (Text) 35191000319620 Adult Fiction Volume hold In transit -
Nelson Public Library F HIL (Text) 3514830030612 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Quesnel Branch HIL (Text) 33923006148252 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Terrace Public Library HIL (Text) 35151001089010 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Trail and District Public Library F HIL (Text) 35110001180203 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735236769 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 293 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : Penguin, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"In 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a passionate librarian--a Holocaust survivor determined to leave Europe behind as she opens the first bookshop his town has ever seen. It is 1968 in rural Australia and young Tom Hope is doing his best. In love with the land, but not much of a farmer, it's when his wife becomes pregnant--though by another man--that Tom finds true fulfilment in the role of a father. When inevitably his wife leaves, taking little Peter with her, Tom is heartbroken. Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic smalltown bookseller: the second Jewish person--and the most vivid woman--Tom has ever met. Hannah has opened the town's first bookshop, filling its shelves with all the darkness and light of post-war Europe. Tom dares to believe they could make each other happy, but Hannah is a haunted woman. Twenty-four years ago she and her own little boy had arrived at Auschwitz."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Bookstores > Fiction.
Country life > Fiction.
Farmers > Fiction.
Holocaust survivors > Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Fiction.
Australia > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Love stories.

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