Christmas by the book

by Ryan, Anne Marie, 1973-

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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"A heartfelt and lovely Christmas tale for book lovers everywhere!"--Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Shore

In small-town England, two booksellers facing tough times decide to spread some Christmas cheer through the magic of anonymous book deliveries in this uplifting holiday tale for book lovers everywhere.

Nora and her husband, Simon, have run the beautiful oak-beamed book shop in their small British village for thirty years. But times are tough and the shop is under threat of closure--this Christmas season will really decide their fate. When an elderly man visits the store and buys the one book they've never been able to sell, saying it's the perfect gift for his sick grandson, it gives Nora an idea. She and Simon will send out books to those feeling down this Christmas. Maybe they can't save their bookstore, but at least they'll have one final chance to lift people's spirits through the power of reading.

After gathering nominations online, Nora and Simon quietly deliver books to six residents of the village in need of some festive cheer, including a single dad of twins who is working hard to make ends meet, a teenage boy grieving for his big sister, a local Member of Parliament who is battling depression, and a teacher who's newly retired and living on her own. As the town prepares for a white Christmas, the books begin to give the recipients hope, one by one. But with the future of the bookshop still up in the air, Nora and Simon will need a Christmas miracle--or perhaps a little help from the people whose lives they've touched--to find a happy ending of their own....
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Snuggle in for the holidays with this heartwarming story about the power of Christmas, books, and friendship. The classic trope of a bookshop in financial trouble gets a fun twist when the shop owners in question, Nora and Simon, hold a social media contest inviting their followers to nominate someone in need of some holiday cheer, sending the random winners a book. How could they possibly have known that the books they chose would find exactly the readers who needed them, and change the lives of almost everyone in their picturesque Cotswolds village, from the retired schoolteacher to the scandalous politician down the lane. Ryan does an excellent job of building a sense of place and exploring the community relationships, and handles tough topics (depression, loss, financial uncertainty) with a light, deft hand. Whether readers love stories about quaint English bookshops, Christmas, or small towns full of quirky characters, this book will surely warm the cockles of their hearts. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan and Elin Hilderbrand."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Bookstore owners -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Books -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Publisher New York :G.P. Putnam's Sons,2021
Other Titles Six tales of Christmas
Language English
Notes "First published in Great Britain in 2020, as The six tales of Christmas"--Title page verso.
Includes discussion questions (pages 311-312).
Description 312 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780593331248
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