CONFESSIONS OF A CURIOUS BOOKSELLER
A heartening and uproariously funny novel of high hopes, bad choices, book love,
and one woman's best--and worst--intentions.
Quirky and capricious Fawn Birchill is the proud owner of The Curious Cat Book Emporium in West Philadelphia, but unfortunately, business isn’t exactly booming.
In her desperation to keep her store afloat, Fawn cycles through disgruntled employees, wages a cold war on the newer (and admittedly shinier) bookstore down the street, and nearly causes the permanent downfall of her beloved bookstore.
Soul-searching isn’t Fawn’s forte, but even she can’t deny that it’s time to dig deep if she ever wants to take back ownership of her life as well as her business.
"Green's debut is a quick, funny read, and fans of Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette will enjoy this story of growth and perseverance"
"Confessions of a Curious Bookseller is such a rare treat. Readers will love every single colorful character, but especially Fawn Birchill, the eccentric, dramatic, exceedingly human (and hilarious, though she doesn't mean to be) bookstore owner. A beautiful story of growth, a book to be savored."
— Suzy Krause, author of Sorry I Missed You and Valencia and Valentine
“In Confessions of a Curious Bookseller, Green pays clever homage to Flaubert’s classic Madam Bovary, with an uplifting twist. While creating an imaginary world equal to the romantic stylings of Emma Bovary, Green’s quirky and quixotic Fawn Birchill pulls back just in time — reminding us all that real life can be our greatest adventure and our richest experience.”
— Katherine Reay,
bestselling author of The Printed Letter Bookshop and Of Literature and Lattes
"Charming, witty, and daring—Elizabeth Green’s debut is all that and more. A galloping epistolary novel that takes us along for the adventures (and misadventures) of Fawn, the owner of The Curious Cat Book Emporium, Confessions of a Curious Bookseller is the perfect story for anyone who’s ever wondered if there was more to life. As Green’s novel beautifully demonstrates, there is—you just have to summon the courage to go looking for it.”
— Camille Pagán,
bestselling author of This Won’t End Well
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