READ: A book that was originally written in a different language: A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse (from French) I made a note about this book on my phone 2 years ago, when someone mentioned it in the literary society at my undergrad. I didn't think about it much since, but recently I was scrolling through my notes and realized that it was written in French originally and would work perfectly for this prompt.
Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul - David Adams Richards
November's Friday with the Friends Bookclub at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach - The Invention of Wings. nspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, this novel traces more than three decades in the lives of a wealthy Charleston debutante who longs to break free from the strictures of her household and pursue a meaningful life; and the urban slave, Handful, who is placed in her charge as a child before finding courage and a sense of self.
The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything—instead, they “check out” large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store.