- Author Bio
From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary new novel about self-discovery, second chances, and finding true love
Marianne is a housewife of 41 years, stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. Over time, limits and missed opportunities have taken shape into the self-denial and regret that defines her, until one day she decides to end it all. In the midst of a trip to Paris, Marianne jumps into the Seine for final relief in its cold, dark depths.
But then she is saved. And hospitalized. Irritated by the fuss, her husband leaves her bedside for home, and Marianne flees the hospital to find her ending elsewhere. In her escape she sees a portrait of Brittany, France—a picturesque, beautiful destination—and vows to end her life there instead.
In Brittany, Marianne meets a cast of true Bretons who take her under their wing, gradually drawing out hitherto-unacknowledged aspects of her personality and encouraging her to take pleasure in life. Among her talents are Marianne’s abilities of empathy and healing, and one could think she may even have special powers. She becomes something of a local icon, abandoning her original plan and settling into a new, happy life. And when she finds love with a handsome artist, Marianne is forever changed.
With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop an instant hit, The Little Breton Bistro is a dazzling story of second chances and the transformative power of love and art to conquer all that life throws at us.
Story Locale: Paris and Brittany, France
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR: For 12 weeks and counting, Little Paris has been a runaway commercial hit.
WITH ALMOST 300,000 COPIES SOLD: That’s just in the U.S.—Little Paris sold in 25 countries—and we’ve gone back to print 19 times across hardcover and paperback editions.
AND LEGIONS OF FANS: Booksellers, book clubs, reviewers, readers, and critics raved about Little Paris, and with similar notes hit in Little Breton—coping with grief, the power of love and art to transform us, a passion for food and wine, unexpected love, homespun philosophy, a beautiful French setting—Nina George’s readers will instantly come to this and fall in love.
Marketing: Online advertising campaign
Podcast advertising campaign
Social media advertising campaign
Regional online trade advertising campaign
Reading group outreach
Early reads giveaways (Read It Forward, Goodreads, Amazon Vine, LibraryThing)
Publicity: National publicity
National review and feature attention
National/Regional NPR campaign
Author Website: NinaGeorge.de/home.htm
Praise for The Little Paris Bookshop:
New York Times Bestseller
A LibraryReads Favorite of the Favorites
An Indie Bestseller of 2015
“If you’re looking to be charmed right out of your own life for a few hours, sit down with this wise and winsome novel….Everything happens just as you want it to…from poignant moments to crystalline insights in exactly the right measure.”—Oprah.com
“The settings are ideal for a summer-romance read….Who can resist floating on a barge through France surrounded by books, wine, love, and great conversation?”—Christian Science Monitor
“[A] bona fide international hit.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A story that reflects all the romance and sweetness of Paris itself.”—San Francisco Book Review
“The Little Paris Bookshop is an enchantment….the next best thing to booking a trip to France.”—Sarah Pekkanen, author of Catching Air