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The Peacock Emporium

A Novel
Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An early work from the number one New York Times best-selling author Jojo Moyes, the story of a young woman who opens an eclectic shop and comes to terms with the secrets of her past.

In the sixties, Athene Forster was the most glamorous girl of her generation. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was also beautiful, spoiled, and out of control. When she agreed to marry the gorgeous young heir Douglas Fairley-Hulme, her parents breathed a sigh of relief. But within two years, rumors had begun to circulate about Athene's affair with a young salesman. 

Thirty-five years later, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her notorious mother's legacy. The only place Suzanna finds comfort is in the Peacock Emporium, the beautiful coffee bar and shop she opens that soon enchants her little town. There she makes perhaps the first real friends of her life, including Alejandro, a male midwife, escaping his own ghosts in Argentina. 

The specter of her mother still haunts Suzanna. But only by confronting both her family and her innermost self will she finally reckon with the past - and discover that the key to her history, and her happiness, may have been in front of her all along.

©2019 Jojo Moyes (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Emotionally luscious, freestanding novel about generations of mothers and daughters navigating grief and the satisfaction of self-discovery.... Though this is not a romance novel like Moyes’ previous works, it maintains their legacy of diving into the emotions of desire and connection, and a spirit of optimism and setting the world right.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Susanna's journey...is full of Moyes' signature sweet, tear-jerking moments.” (Booklist)

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