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The Resource Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan, (text large print)

Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan, (text large print)

Label
Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore
Title
Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore
Statement of responsibility
by Matthew Sullivan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs--the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store's overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore's upper room, Lydia's life comes unglued. Always Joey's favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia? As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey's suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia's life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left
Member of
Summary
Follows the efforts of a bookstore clerk to unravel a puzzle left behind by a patron who has committed suicide, an effort that is complicated by memories of the clerk's violent childhood
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565243
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.U4434
LC item number
M53 2017b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bookstores
  • Clerks (Retail trade)
  • Suicide victims
Target audience
adult
Label
Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
443 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432842567
Lccn
2017030271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 989962592
  • (OCoLC)989962592
Label
Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore, by Matthew Sullivan, (text large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
443 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432842567
Lccn
2017030271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • 989962592
  • (OCoLC)989962592

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