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Alternative title: The Book Shop of the Broken Hearted
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
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'Tom Hope doesn’t think he’s much of a farmer, but he’s doing his best. He can’t have been much of a husband to Trudy, either, judging by her sudden departure. It’s only when she returns, pregnant to someone else, that he discovers his surprising talent as a father. So when Trudy finds Jesus and takes little Peter away with her to join the holy rollers, Tom’s heart breaks all over again.

'Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic smalltown bookseller: the second Jew—and the most vivid person—Tom has ever met. He dares to believe they could make each other happy.

'But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a batttle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine.' (Publication Summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Ida

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2018 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Reprinted: 2019 (paperback)
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 April 2018

      ISBN: 9781925603439, 9781922268228, 9781925626476

Works about this Work

Robert Hillman : The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted CG , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 31 March - 6 April 2018;

'It’s the late 1960s in the small town of Hometown, Victoria. People gather at the pub to watch Bellbird and Pick a Box, or drop in at the butcher shop of “Juicy” Collins for a gossip. Winds of change may be sweeping through places such as Melbourne and Sydney, but Hometown has yet to feel more than a ripple.' (Introduction)

Robert Hillman : The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted CG , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 31 March - 6 April 2018;

'It’s the late 1960s in the small town of Hometown, Victoria. People gather at the pub to watch Bellbird and Pick a Box, or drop in at the butcher shop of “Juicy” Collins for a gossip. Winds of change may be sweeping through places such as Melbourne and Sydney, but Hometown has yet to feel more than a ripple.' (Introduction)

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