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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library MAH (Text) 33500013520192 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library MAH (Text) 33500013520184 New Checked out 02/03/2022
Hallock Public Library MAH (Text) 35500006539660 New Checked out 02/04/2022

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  • ISBN: 9780593102183
  • ISBN: 0593102185
  • Physical Description: 319 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 319).
Summary, etc.:
"Discover the dramatic story of how a humble bookseller fought against incredible odds to bring one of the most important books of the 20th century to the world in this new novel from the author of The Girl in the White Gloves. When bookish young American Sylvia Beach opens Shakespeare and Company on a quiet street in Paris in 1919, she has no idea that she and her new bookstore will change the course of literature itself. Shakespeare and Company is more than a bookstore and lending library: Many of the most prominent writers of the Lost Generation, like Ernest Hemingway, consider it a second home. It's where some of the most important literary friendships of the twentieth century are forged-none more so than the one between Irish writer James Joyce and Sylvia herself. When Joyce's controversial novel Ulysses is banned, Beach takes a massive risk and publishes it under the auspices of Shakespeare and Company. But the success and notoriety of publishing the most infamous and influential book of the century comes with steep costs. The future of her beloved store itself is threatened when Ulysses' success brings other publishers to woo Joyce away. Her most cherished relationships are put to the test as Paris is plunged deeper into the Depression and many expatriate friends return to America. As she faces painful personal and financial crises, Sylvia-a woman who has made it her mission to honor the life-changing impact of books-must decide what Shakespeare and Company truly means to her"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    *Starred Review* Anyone fascinated by Paris in the 1920s and Hemingway's Lost Generation will be familiar with Shakespeare and Company and by extension, its founder, Sylvia Beach. Maher (The Girl in White Gloves, 2020) allows Beach to tell her own story, not only of founding the famous bookstore and lending library but also of publishing the original edition of James Joyce's controversial novel Ulysses, which was initially banned in the U.S. for obscenity and spurred various legal battles. While Beach's store and social life were filled with such luminaries as Hemingway, Joyce, and Pound, Maher's novel puts the spotlight on Beach and her partner in business and in life, Adrienne Monnier, owner of a French-language bookstore that inspired and then became a close counterpart of Shakespeare and Company. Writing in the third person from Sylvia's point of view, Maher draws on letters and a memoir to imagine Beach's internal struggles as she shepherded Ulysses into print and her tumultuous relationship with Joyce, who required a great deal of financial, emotional, and practical assistance during the writing and publishing process and the long legal fight the novel provoked. Recommend to fans of Paula McLean's The Paris Wife (2011) and anyone who enjoyed Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Kerri Maher</b> is the author of <i>The Girl in White Gloves</i>, <i>The Kennedy Debutante</i>, and, under the name Kerri Majors, <i>This Is Not a Writing Manual: Notes for the Young Writer in the Real World</i>. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and was a writing professor for many years. She now writes full-time and lives with her daughter and dog in a leafy suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts.

Subject: Beach, Sylvia > Fiction.
Booksellers and bookselling > France > Paris > Fiction.
Shakespeare and Company (Paris, France) > Fiction.
Bookstores > France > Paris > Fiction.
Beach, Sylvia.
Shakespeare and Company (Paris, France)
Booksellers and bookselling.
France > Paris.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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