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Confessions of a Curious Bookseller

(2021)
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A heartening and uproariously funny novel of high hopes, bad choices, book love, and one woman’s best—and worst—intentions.

Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia, a cornerstone of culture for a community that, for the past twenty years, has found the quirkiness absolutely charming. When an amicable young indie bookseller invades her block, Fawn is convinced that his cushy couches, impressive selection, coffee bar, and knowledgeable staff are a neighborhood blight. Misguided yet blindly resilient, Fawn readies for battle.

But as she wages her war, Fawn is forced to reflect on a few unavoidable truths: the tribulations of online dating, a strained relationship with her family, and a devoted if not always law-abiding intern—not to mention what to do about a pen pal with whom she hasn’t been entirely honest and the litany of repairs her aging store requires.

Through emails, journal entries, combative online reviews, texts, and tweets, Fawn plans her next move. Now it’s time for her to dig deep and use every trick at her disposal if she’s to reclaim her beloved business—and her life.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"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

"In Confessions of a Curious Bookseller, Green pays clever homage to Flaubert’s classic Madame 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


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April 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Confessions of a Curious Bookseller
Author(s): Elizabeth Green
ISBN: 1-64358-875-3 / 978-1-64358-875-9 (USA edition)
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January 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Confessions of a Curious Bookseller: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Green
ISBN: 1-5420-2585-0 / 978-1-5420-2585-0 (USA edition)
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Title: Confessions of a Curious Bookseller: A Novel
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Title: Confessions of a Curious Bookseller: A Novel
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Title: Confessions of a Curious Bookseller: A Novel
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