February 24, 2013

Fabuslous tale - The Book Lover by Maryann McFadden

The Book LoverThe Book Lover by Maryann McFadden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I finished this book with a tissue in hand an a tear in my eye. What a fabulous book. The Book Lover is actually the name of a book store in this story, but it holds even more meaning for the characters in this story.

The central characters of the story are Ruth, the owner of The Book Lover, and Lucy, an author who opens the story. The story is told in third person, but stays strictly with Ruth and Lucy's points of view from chapter to chapter.

These characters are so well drawn that they feel like real people. McFadden has created a tale of the agonies of a writer, the tribulations of a small book store owner competing with giants, and a cast of characters that share love, loss, fear, anxiety, and finally hope.

To say more would likely spoil this tale for a reader who has yet to experience it. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

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