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Phaedra Patrick – The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper pdf book

Phaedra Patrick - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper pdf book

Phaedra Patrick – The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper pdf book

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Author : Phaedra Patrick
Publisher : MIRA (May 3, 2016)
Genre : Literature & Fiction

Book Review

“Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise…The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart.” — Nina George, New York Timesbestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

“Tender, insightful, and surprising… [Arthur Pepper] will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, and Antoine Laurain’s The Red Notebook.” — Library Journal, starred review

In this poignant and curiously charming debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.

But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.

Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities.

More Praise

“Filled with colorful, complex characters and adventure…I was moved by Arthur and his journey. You will be too.” — Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Love Walked In

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is about finding courage, generosity, and compassion, even when all seems lost. With clear-eyed prose and a moving story, Patrick reminds us how selfless people can be she reminds us to be brave. The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart.” -Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

“Tender, insightful, and surprising…. [Arthur Pepper] will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Little Paris Bookshop, and The Red Notebook.” -Library Journal, starred review

“How well can you know a person, even a person you’ve loved and lived with for decades? This is the question posed by Phaedra Patrick’s gentle, funny and wistful first novel… You have to read the book.” -Bookpage

“Patrick’s debut novel tells a sweet and poignant story about marriage, grief, and memory. Readers will find bumbling, earnest Arthur utterly endearing.” -Booklist

“As cozy and fortifying as a hot cup of tea on a cold afternoon.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Once in a great while, a character like Arthur Pepper comes along and quietly steals your heart. Arthur might make you cry – but he’ll also make you laugh, think, and feel grateful that you came along on his fantastical journey. I won’t just be recommending this book to everyone I know, I’ll be buying them copies.” Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of Things You Won’t Say”

“Charming by name, charming by nature, this book is a balm for the soul and the heart.” -The Sun, 5 stars

“Patrick’s debut evokes whimsy and poignancy…. This is a sweet story.” -Publishers Weekly

“An endearing celebration of life.” -RealSimple.com

“[An] endearing adventure.” -Woman’s Day

About the Author

Phaedra Patrick studied art and marketing and has worked as a stained glass artist, film festival organizer and communications manager. She has won numerous prizes for her short stories, and now writes full time. She lives in the UK with her husband and son.

 

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