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The book charmer, Karen Hawkins

Label
The book charmer
Title
The book charmer
Statement of responsibility
Karen Hawkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents-Sarah chief among them. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community. In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book
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Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
Review
  • With a dash of magical realism and a massive fondness for books, Hawkins introduces Sarah Dove, a librarian in small-town North Carolina, also known as a book charmer. Sarah matches books to the readers of Dove Pond when the books talk to her, telling her who needs them. Sarah’s gift isn’t enough to save the town from the financial troubles it’s fallen upon, but Sarah suspects that Dove Pond newcomer Grace Wheeler can. Grace insists that she is only in town temporarily, having brought her foster mother and her niece back to the town in which her foster mother grew up. But small towns and the friendships that hold them together have a way of reaching the heart, and Grace may need Dove Pond as much as it needs her. Hawkins has created a delightfully quirky town, and the ending leaves the possibility of a sequel or series. Reminiscent of Sarah Addison Allen, Abbi Waxman, and Fannie Flagg, this is a great summer read for those who love small southern towns filled with magic. -- Tracy Babiasz (Reviewed 7/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 21, p16)
  • Sarah is the librarian in a small Southern town called Dove Pond. Her magic is matching the right book to the right reader at the right time in their life. Grace is a city girl, new in town and in need of a little magic herself. For readers who enjoyed The Library of Lost and Found and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. -- Tracy Babiasz, Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC. (LibraryReads, July 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10794592
Cataloging source
ETC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawkins, Karen
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Dove Pond
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women librarians
  • City and town life
  • Female friendship
  • Books and reading
  • Families
  • Magic
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
The book charmer, Karen Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes book club guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781982135669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1107569219
  • (OCoLC)1109843684
Label
The book charmer, Karen Hawkins
Publication
Note
Includes book club guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781982135669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1107569219
  • (OCoLC)1109843684

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