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Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Book store Suzanne Strempek Shea

Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Book store

Suzanne Strempek Shea

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ISBN : 9780807072592
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232 pages
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Suzanne Shea has always loved a good book-and shes written five of them, all acclaimed. In the course of her ten-year career, shes done a good bit of touring, including readings and drop-ins at literally hundreds of bookstores. She never visitedMoreSuzanne Shea has always loved a good book-and shes written five of them, all acclaimed. In the course of her ten-year career, shes done a good bit of touring, including readings and drop-ins at literally hundreds of bookstores. She never visited one that wasnt memorable.Two years ago, while recovering from radiation therapy, Shea heard from a friend who was looking for help at her bookstore. Shea volunteered, seeing it as nothing more than a way to get out of her pajamas and back into the world. But over next twelve months, from St. Patricks Day through Poetry Month, graduation/Fathers Day/summer reading/Christmas and back again to those shamrock displays, Shea lived and breathed books in a place she says sellsideas, stories, encouragement, answers, solace, validation, the basic ammunition for daily life. Her work was briefly interrupted by an author tour that took her to other great bookstores. Descriptions of these and her memories of book-lined rooms reaching all the way back to childhood visits to the Bookmobile are scattered throughout this charming, humorous, and engrossing account of reading and rejuvenation.For anyone who loves books, and especially for anyone who has fallen under the spell of a special bookstore, Shelf Life will be required reading.