A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse

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About Laurence Cosse

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Laurence Cossé worked as a journalist before devoting herself entirely to fiction. She is the author of A Novel Bookstore and An Accident in August. She lives in France. Alison Anderson's translations for Europa Editions include novels by Sélim Nassib, Amélie Nothomb and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. She is the translator of Muriel Barbery's novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog, a New York Times bestseller.
Published August 31, 2010 by Europa. 421 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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To answer that sticky question, they establish a secret committee made up of eight writers they both admire greatly, each of whom submits a list of 600 novels, and, once collated, that’s what The Good Novel stocks and sells.

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Oregon Live

For the first hundred or so pages of this book, I thought the story was unrealistic and off-putting, but there was something about it that kept me reading on.

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Here’s one scene from Francesca’s viewpoint that captures the experience of lingering inside this Aladdin’s cave of books: “Every time she went by The Good Novel, the bookstore was full, and corresponded almost exactly to the vision she had had in her most confident moments, with its contemplati...

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