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Love, Death & Rare Books

  • Robert Hellenga
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  • ISBN-10: 1432880950
  • ISBN-13: 9781432880958
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 500 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021

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About

Overview

Chas. Johnson & Sons, a rare bookstore in Chicago’s Hyde Park, has been in Gabe Johnson’s family for generations. It’s where he learned to love romantic poetry, and where he found a romance of his own with Olivia. The shop has survived competition. But by the time Gabe takes over, Olivia is gone, and the world of books has changed. Internet sellers and gentrifying rents force him to close. Down but not out, Gabe decides to reopen on the shores of Lake Michigan. He hopes this new beginning will also be a return into Olivia’s arms. But just as he finds her again, Gabe faces yet another threat to the store — and everything else he holds most dear.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“All of Hellenga’s novels revel in the details of their protagonists’ occupations, and this one is no different: it is an ode to physical books, their smell and feel, but also to the idea of both living life and reading about it, not choosing one over the other.”

— Booklist (starred)