The Moment of Everything

The Moment of Everything

by Shelly King


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ISBN-13: 9781455546794
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Shelly King is a native Southerner who packed her bags and moved to Silicon Valley at the beginning of the Internet boom. She works for a major software company as a social media strategist and information architect. Her stories have been published in the GW Review, Epiphany, Slow Trains, the Dos Passos Review, and the Coe Review. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband, two big dogs, and a disapproving cat.

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The Moment of Everything 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
cubicleblindnessKM More than 1 year ago
Fans of You've Got Mail will find this a similar romantic read. Full of romance, friends, humor and finding yourself. Maggie is obsessed with romance novels, when she should be out looking for a job she can be found instead at the Dragonfly's book store, reading. With pressure from her mother to move back home and marry. Maggie looses herself in books instead, mostly avoiding the pressure of life as long as she can. Over time she has become very close with the owner and banters with the employee as a sibling would. When a job opportunity and her love for books collide together, she joins a book club to make acquaintance with a possible employer. The old used and battered book of Lady Chatterly's Lover that she got for the club she finds it has writing in the margins. A slowly developing romance between Henry and Catherine. Beautiful poetic lines professing their love and admiration of things, the book and life itself. Maggie soon finds herself volunteering at the book store, building it a website and posting about the passages from Henry and Catherine to try to drive in more customers. When the big chain store begins advertising used books as well, Maggie finds that her push to get more profit for the store is very tightly bound to the website and the quotes. She also finds a romance with a handsome man whom she wants to take her time with, but soon finds she has fallen in love. All of these topics interweave together throughout the story, pressure from her mother and best friend to find a job. The bookstore, friends and community all play a roll in this romantic, light -hearted read.
aereichert More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful story of finding love and happiness in the stacks of a used bookstore. I laughed out loud many, many times. Her characters are vivid, interesting, and flawed. and I know I'm going to start searching for notes left in used books. Such a great read! Add it to your list immediately.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
So based on that adorable cover, I thought this to be a somewhat adorable but in a way, cute story. I mean it was in moments but for the most part, it was a little sad at times. But at the same time, you start to like the characters as the book went along. The first half 3 stars and the second half 3.5 then a 4 near the end. I was not expecting to in that direction but at the same time, I was like huh, well okay then. And I like that some stuff was in a way left open. Why yes, tis another bookstore setting type bookish theme book I been reading lately. The writing in a book communicating part reminded me a bit of another book, Dash and Lily Book of Dares. Then I got reminded of that music video for that Bad Day for some reason. Where instead of drawing it was books Anyway, this was a good at times, kind of sad but the setting helped kind of read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't get into it, hard to follow.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!