Adventures of a voracious reader who works in an independent bookstore
As my readers are aware, I have a craving for novels about books, bookshelves, bookstores, and libraries. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman is her third novel.
Abbi writes, “Larchmont Boulevard is the linear heart of Larchmont Village, populated by cafés, restaurants, boutiques, artisanal stores of many kinds, and one of the few remaining independent bookstores in Los Angeles. That’s where Nina Hill works, spinster of the parish and heroine of both her own life and the book you’re holding in your lovely hand” (4). I feel as though I am nearly in the presence of Jane Austen.