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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman

  • awardLonglisted, Australian Book Industry Award, Small Publishers' Book of the Year, 2019

  • 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.

    Robert Hillman has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the National Biography Award, and Joyful, published by Text in 2014. He lives in Melbourne.

     

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    Robert Hillman
    About the Author

    Robert Hillman has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the National Biography Award, and bestselling novel The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted. He lives in Melbourne.

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    288pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    2 July 2019
    ISBN:
    9781922268228
    AU Price:
    $22.99
    NZ Price:
    $26.00
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