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  • The Bookstore Sisters

  • The Once Upon a Time Bookshop Stories, Book 1
  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (2,550 ratings)

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By: Alice Hoffman
Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
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Publisher's summary

An Amazon Charts bestseller

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman comes a heartfelt short story about family, independence, and finding your place in the world.

Isabel Gibson has all but perfected the art of forgetting. She’s a New Yorker now, with nothing left to tie her to Brinkley’s Island, Maine. Her parents are gone, the family bookstore is all but bankrupt, and her sister, Sophie, will probably never speak to her again.

But when a mysterious letter arrives in her mailbox, Isabel feels herself drawn to the past. After years of fighting for her independence, she dreads the thought of going back to the island. What she finds there may forever alter her path—and change everything she thought she knew about her family, her home, and herself.

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Critic reviews

“Jennifer Jill Araya brings the two sisters in Hoffman's short story to life. She projects the hurtful emotional baggage they've been carrying throughout 12 years of estrangement.”AudioFile Magazine