The Secret of Lost Things

by Sheridan Hay | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780007251582 Global Overview for this book
Registered by KKslibrary of Ascot Vale, Victoria Australia on 3/12/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by KKslibrary from Ascot Vale, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, March 12, 2024
I was looking forward to reading this book about a young Australian girl working in a quirky New York bookshop called the Arcade, but I was disappointed. It was quite boring, and too drawn out for my liking. Rosemary is 18 when her mother dies, and her mother’s friend buys her a one way ticket to New York. She is quite naive, and is a bit overwhelmed by the staff at the bookshop. She is assisting Walter Geist, the store manager, an albino whose eyesight is failing when she reads him a letter about a lost manuscript by Herman Melville. So begins the mystery to track down the lost manuscript.

Journal Entry 2 by KKslibrary at Riddik Cafe in Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Released 2 mos ago (4/4/2024 UTC) at Riddik Cafe in Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia on Thursday, April 4, 2024
Caught today at Riddik Cafe.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Lovely prose and quirky characters. An all round entertaining read.

Released 1 mo ago (5/23/2024 UTC) at McDonald's Book Exchange Shelf in Nunawading, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 6 by AnonymousFriend at Nunawading, Victoria Australia on Thursday, May 23, 2024
Eighteen years old and completely alone, Rosemary arrives in New York from Tasmania with little more than a love of books and eagerness to explore the city she's read so much about. She begins her search for independence with appealing enthusiasm, and the moment she steps into the Arcade bookstore, she knows she has found a home. The gruff owner, Mr. Pike, gives her a job sorting through piles of books and helping the rest of the staff, a group as odd as the characters in a Dickens novel. But when a letter arrives from someone seeking to "place" a lost manuscript by Herman Melville, the simmering ambitions and rivalries of the Arcade staff rise to a boiling point.
About books with an Australian connection and I had to take it.

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