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The Messy Lives of Book People

(2022)
A novel by

 
 
In the winning new novel from the beloved author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper,the house cleaner of a famous reclusive author must carry out her employer's life-changing last wish…

Have you ever wished you were someone else?

Mother of two Liv Green barely scrapes by as a maid to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book while daydreaming of becoming a writer herself. So she can't believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her personal hero, megabestselling author Essie Starling, a mysterious and intimidating recluse. The last thing Liv expected was to be the only person Essie talks to, which leads to a tenuous friendship.

But when Essie dies suddenly, a devastated Liv is astonished to learn of her last wish: for Liv to complete Essie's final novel. But to do so Liv will have to step into Essie’s shoes, and as Liv begins to write, she uncovers secrets from the past that reveal a surprising connection between the two women—one that will change Liv’s own story forever…

Look for Phaedra Patrick's previous charming bestsellers!

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone
The Library of Lost and Found
The Secrets of Love Story Bridge

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2022 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Messy Lives of Book People
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
ISBN: 1-4328-9646-6 / 978-1-4328-9646-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2022 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Messy Lives of Book People: A Novel
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
ISBN: 0-7783-3317-5 / 978-0-7783-3317-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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Paperback Editions

June 2022 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Messy Lives of Book People
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
ISBN: 0-7783-1200-3 / 978-0-7783-1200-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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June 2022 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Messy Lives of Book People: A Novel
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
ISBN: 0-7783-8685-6 / 978-0-7783-8685-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book Share
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
ISBN: 0-00-841845-4 / 978-0-00-841845-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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Audio Editions

June 2022 : Audio CD
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Title: The Messy Lives of Book People
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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June 2022 : Audio CD
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Title: The Messy Lives of Book People
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: Park Row Books
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June 2022 : Audio CD
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Title: The Messy Lives of Book People Lib/E
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: Park Row Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2022 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Messy Lives of Book People
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: Park Row
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2022 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book Share
Author(s): Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU