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  • ISBN: 0063025302
  • ISBN: 9780063025301
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of ... Read More

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Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in ... Read More
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Subject: England -- London
Widowers
Teenage girls
Friendship
Books and reading
FICTION / Cultural Heritage
FICTION / Friendship
London (England) -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Books and reading -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Widowers -- Fiction
Libraries -- Fiction
Genre/Form: Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Fiction.
Novels.
Novels.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Working at the local library, Aleisha reads every book on a secret list she found, which transports her from the painful realities she’s facing at home, and decides to pass the list on to a lonely widower desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter. 75,000 first printing.
  • HARPERCOLL

    A BEST OF SUMMER READ ACCORDING TO NEWSWEEK, PARADE MAGAZINE, NBC NEWS, LITHUB, AND POPSUGAR!

    "The most heartfelt read of the summer...a surprising delight of a novel."--Shondaland

    An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb.

    Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries.

    Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home.

    When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again. 

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