Parnassus on Wheels

Parnassus on Wheels

Book - 2010
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The beguiling but little known prequel to Christopher Morely's beloved Haunted Bookshop (Dodo Press, 2007), the story of a fictional travelling book-selling business. Here, the new life which the travelling bookman delivers to Helen McGill, who buys the business from him, provides for a romantic comedy which drives this charming love letter to a life dedicated to books. This prequel, the first in a series of three novels written in 1917, is written from a woman's perspective.
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, c2010
ISBN: 9781935554110
Branch Call Number: FICTION MORLEY 2010
Characteristics: 142 p. ; 18 cm


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Book store drawn by a horse, curated by a passionate reader, with accompanying dog - and a bit of romance and humor. What could be better? Plus, Ann Patchett named her bookstore for this book.

Parnassus on Wheels is the story of an adventuresome man who travels through New England in 1915 on his bookwagon, hoping to enlighten numerous communities. He becomes involved in many roadside brawls and heroic escapes in the process.

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Dec 22, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. Good characters, well developed plot, and a love of books, what more could you ask for.


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