The Bookshop of Yesterdays
Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore. But on her twelfth birthday, Billy has a falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda's life. 16 years later, he dies and leaves Miranda his bookstore, Prospero Books. When Miranda returns home to Los Angeles, she becomes determined to save his store. She soon finds herself drawn into a journey where she meets people from Billy's past, people whose stories reveal a history that Miranda's mother has kept hidden--and the terrible secret that tore her family apart. A bighearted and lyrical debut.