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The Lost for Words Bookshop
A Novel
By (author): Stephanie Butland
9781250124531 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Women Jun 19, 2018 Print Run: 60000
$34.99 CAD
Active 5.68 x 8.54 x 1.21 in 368 pages St. Martin's Press

The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending novel, perfect for all book lovers.

"InThe Lost for Words Bookshop, Stephanie Butland has created a bibliophile's delight. Witty and irreverent, funny and sad, this is a charming tribute to stories on the page and in our lives--and the powers they can hold over us."—Matthew Sullivan author ofMidnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

"Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A rare and beautiful novel."—Linda Green, bestselling author ofWhile MyEyes Were Closed

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you.

Into her hiding place - the bookstore where she works - come a poet, a lover, and three suspicious deliveries.

Someone has found out about her mysterious past. Will Loveday survive her own heartbreaking secrets?

Stephanie Butlandlives with her family near the sea in the North East of England. She writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden, and when she's not writing, she trains people to think more creatively. For fun, she reads, knits, sews, bakes, and spins. She is an occasional performance poet.

Stephanie is the author ofThe Lost for Words Bookshop,The Secrets We Keep, andLetters to My Husband.

"Filled with mystery and intrigue...Lovers of literature will enjoy this mix of contemporary women's fiction and mystery."—Library Journal (boxed)

"Truly a book for book lovers. Readers who want to get lost in a world of literature, love, and companionship in a story about breaking out of the past to create a new life will fall in love."—Booklist

"Rich characterizations, a vibrant bookstore setting, and several poignant Wednesday poetry nights will have readers hoping for a sequel."—Publishers Weekly

"A tale full of romance and violence demanding readers not judge a book by its cover."—Kirkus

"InThe Lost for Words Bookshop, Stephanie Butland has created a bibliophile's delight. Witty and irreverent, funny and sad, this is a charming tribute to stories on the page and in our lives--and the powers they can hold over us."—Matthew Sullivan author ofMidnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

"Less a standard mystery than a dramatic novel whose characters have deep dark secrets, it is relatable and charming."Fine Books & Collections Magazine

"TheLost for WordsBookshop pushes all my bookish buttons."—Red(Books to Read)

"Quirky, clever and unputdownable."—Katie Fforde

"Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A rare and beautiful novel."—Linda Green, bestselling author ofWhile MyEyes Were Closed

"Brilliant...Loveday rules every page, she is a revelation, a complicated heart string pulling enigma and her courage to let people in even though it goes against all of her self-preservation tools is amazing to experience."—The Reading Frenzy

"A fantastic story."—Red Carpet Crash

"Loveday is an admirable young woman who is very witty and ultimately realistic. The plot of The Lost for Words Bookshop has just enough intrigue and mystery and is peopled with honestly believable characters that I warmly recommend it."—BookBrowse

"[Loveday is] our narrator and though she never asks us (or anyone) to like her, we soon enough do. Violence is threatened and tension rises higher, but the resolution is hopeful and completely convincing."—Shawangunk Journal andSullivan County Democrat

Part of The Collegian's "Summer 2018 Entertainment Guide"

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