• Confessions of a Curious Bookseller

  • A Novel
  • By: Elizabeth Green
  • Narrated by: Susan Dalian
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • 2.9 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Confessions of a Curious Bookseller

By: Elizabeth Green
Narrated by: Susan Dalian
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Publisher's summary

A heartening and uproariously funny novel of high hopes, bad choices, book love, and one woman’s best - and worst - intentions.

Without question, Fawn Birchill knows that her used bookstore is the heart of West Philadelphia, a cornerstone of culture for a community that, for the past twenty years, has found the quirkiness absolutely charming. When an amicable young indie bookseller invades her block, Fawn is convinced that his cushy couches, impressive selection, coffee bar, and knowledgeable staff are a neighborhood blight. Misguided yet blindly resilient, Fawn readies for battle.

But as she wages her war, Fawn is forced to reflect on a few unavoidable truths: the tribulations of online dating, a strained relationship with her family, and a devoted if not always law-abiding intern - not to mention what to do about a pen pal with whom she hasn’t been entirely honest and the litany of repairs her aging store requires.

Through emails, journal entries, combative online reviews, texts, and tweets, Fawn plans her next move. Now it’s time for her to dig deep and use every trick at her disposal if she’s to reclaim her beloved business - and her life.

©2020 Elizabeth Green (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Good story poor format

The diary/blog like format of the story was ambitious but left a lot to be desired.

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Not a book for audio

99% of the book is written/read in email format so for instance read this outloud...To: Staff Sent: December 12,2018 From: Fawn Birchill Re: Decorations?... Now read that outloud roughly 39 times and that is only one snippet of one day.
The book was okay, I laughed out loud at several parts but if you removed the repetitive headers of each email exchange I feel this book would've been about 3 hours long. Definitely a book to read instead of listen to.

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