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The Bookstore Sisters

By: Alice Hoffman
Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman comes a heartfelt short story about family, independence, and finding your place in the world.

Isabel Gibson has all but perfected the art of forgetting. She’s a New Yorker now, with nothing left to tie her to Brinkley’s Island, Maine. Her parents are gone, the family bookstore is all but bankrupt, and her sister, Sophie, will probably never speak to her again.

But when a mysterious letter arrives in her mailbox, Isabel feels herself drawn to the past. After years of fighting for her independence, she dreads the thought of going back to the island. What she finds there may forever alter her path—and change everything she thought she knew about her family, her home, and herself.

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The Bookstore Sisters

This is a story of reconciliation. It could have been an excellent story. I could not get past the rudeness and snarkiness in the voices of the sister and her daughter. Really, is this now what is considered the usual and acceptable way an 11-year-old talks to adults? Granted, the story called for the anger which had smoldered over years to be expressed. I just couldn’t like the characters and how they expressed themselves.

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Perfect!!

I loved everything about this book. The narration, the story and how it all ties together was heartwarming.

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Outline of a story - too short

It could be an outline for a book. It was way too short and not enough detail. A little unbelievable that so many years of hostility could be mended so quickly.

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Not an ALICE Hoffman read.

I don't understand the purpose of the story. I could have written this. so sad because I love this author.

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Lovely Story

A wonderful story of a mother's never ending love and the special bond between sisters.

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The story was very moving. The feelings of the characters were clear! i wish it had been a longer book!

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Loved this story

What a wonderful story, I thought the characters were likeable and the story was bittersweet. Alice Hoffman did a fabulous job as always.

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Alice Hoffman enchants us once again!

I absolutely loved this magical story about forgiveness. Family is so important and we can’t take it for granted.

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Great story!

As always, Alice Hoffman’s story pulled me in as if I was there in Maine among the marshes and the lupines.

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Great book.

I really enjoyed this story. It was very heartfelt and sweet and I loved the ending.