The Department Of Rare Books And Special Collections: A Novel

January 25, 2022|
The Department Of Rare Books And Special Collections: A Novel by Eva Jurczyk
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Midnight at the Bright Idea Bookstore meets The Bookshop of Yesterdays in a stunning debut following a librarian whose quiet life is turned upside down when a priceless manuscript goes missing. Soon she has to ask: what holds more secrets in the library-the ancient books shelved in the stacks, or the people who preserve them?

Liesl Weiss long ago learned to be content working behind the scenes in the distinguished rare books department of a large university, managing details and working behind the scenes to make the head of the department look good. But when her boss has a stroke and she''s left to run things, she discovers that the library''s most prized manuscript is missing.

Liesl tries to sound the alarm and inform the police about the missing priceless book, but is told repeatedly to keep quiet, to keep the doors open and the donors happy. But then a librarian unexpectedly stops showing up to work. Liesl must investigate both disappearances, unspooling her colleagues'' pasts like the threads of a rare book binding as it becomes clear that someone in the department must be responsible for the theft. What Liesl discovers about the dusty manuscripts she has worked among for so long-and about the people who care for and revere them-shakes the very foundation on which she has built her life.

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is a sparkling book-club read about a woman struggling to step out from behind the shadows of powerful and unreliable men, and reveals the dark edge of obsession running through the most devoted bookworms.

EVA JURCZYK is a writer and librarian living in Toronto. She has written for Jezebel, The Awl, The Rumpus, and Publishers Weekly. This is her first novel.
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Title:The Department Of Rare Books And Special Collections: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.84 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.84 in
Published:January 25, 2022
Publisher:Sourcebooks
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781728238593

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