I’ve been waiting to receive Anne Laughlin’s Veritas for review. I picked up a book that one of my customers
My customer said he thought of me while reading it. I know why, the plot takes place in a used bookstore, well mostly.
Rosemary Savage is from Australia, Tasmania to be more precise. She is all of eighteen years old when she looses her mother. Her mother’s best friend, Esther Chapman, Chaps, knows there is no future for Rosemary in Tasmania so she buys her a ticket to the big city(Rosemary has always been fascinated by the big city) the biggest city—-New York.
She arrives in New York not knowing anyone and having very little life experience. She was raised by her mother over
the family hat shop. Rosemary has trouble meeting people and one day wanders in to The Arcade. The Arcade is strange eclectic used book store in Manhattan. She feels at home having worked in Chaps book store in Tasmania.
Maybe here she will fit in and begin living her adult life.
This novel is part coming of age, stranger in a strange land and literary mystery. I love it. Books as I’m sure has been established by now, are my passion. Sheridan Hay, has great pace, this novel really moves, and yet there is much discussion about books and their importance. I’m not finished but, I’m loving it. This book came out in 2007.
If you like to read about books and eccentric (but, not over the top) characters, pick it up.
I’ll let you know what I think once I have finished.