By Anjali Banerjee
Érase una vez una vieja librería en l. a. pequeña y lluviosa isla de take care of Island...
A ese lugar tan especial, donde los libros parecen tener vida propia, llega un día Jasmine, dispuesta a hacerse shipment del negocio mientras l. a. propietaria, su tía Ruma, viaja a los angeles India para curar su corazón cansado.
Sola en medio del polvo y el desorden, los angeles joven intenta dar un toque de modernidad al neighborhood, colocando títulos nuevos y llamativos en el escaparate, pero muy pronto los clásicos de siempre imponen su presencia, y los autores vivos y muertos revolotean por las estanterías dejando oír su voz.
Así Jasmine vuelve a descubrir a Shakespeare y a Edgar Allan Poe, y no solo eso: l. a. chica aprende a escuchar a sus clientes, a comprender lo que de verdad buscan en una novela o en un handbook de cocina, y acabará encontrando al hombre con quien compartir todos los libros de su vida.
La librería de las nuevas oportunidades es a l. a. vez una fábula romántica y un homenaje a los angeles buena literatura porque a menudo es ahí, en las páginas amarillentas de un libro olvidado, donde están las palabras que pueden cambiar nuestra vida.
"Dedico esta novela a todos los libreros, estén donde estén. Ellos son los que nunca se cansan de vender sueños."
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