The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

by Robert Hillman

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Overview


Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It’s only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when Trudy finds Jesus and takes little Peter away with her to join the holy rollers, Tom’s heart breaks all over again.

Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic smalltown bookseller: the second Jew—and the most vivid person—Tom has ever met. He dares to believe they could make each other happy.

But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a batttle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine.

Robert Hillman has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the National Biography Award, and Joyful, published by Text in 2014. He lives in Melbourne.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525535935
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 28,812
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robert Hillman has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the National Biography Award, and Joyful, published by Text in 2014. He lives in Melbourne.

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Hannah woke. She didn’t understand that she’d been unconscious where she stood but was aware that some different state had intervened between her last sight of the workmen and the present moment. And then Michael was not at her feet and panic like a torrent surged through her.

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