Librarianist, The

deWitt, Patrick

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Bob Comet is a retired librarian passing his solitary days surrounded by books.

One morning on his daily walk, Bob encounters a confused elderly woman and returns her to the senior center that is her home. Hoping to fill the void he's known since retiring, he begins volunteering there.

Here, as a community of strange peers gathers around him, and following a brush with a painful complication from his past, the story of Bob's life is revealed: the story of an unhappy child's runaway adventure during the last days of the Second World War; of true love won and stolen away; of the purpose and pride found in the librarian's vocation.

Written with deWitt's inimitable verve, skewed humour and compassion for the outcast, The Librarianist celebrates the extraordinary in the so-called ordinary life. [Taken from book cover, Bloomsbury Publishing]

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"The writing is a whimsical romp and the wonderfully described characters are an entertainment."

"The story unfolds in a droll, amusing way with many witty character descriptions and laugh-out-loud sentences."

"A fun read. Easy to read and very entertaining."

"The author tells a sad story but tells it with humour and empathy."

"A delightfully wry and quirky novel."

"The characters are a bit wild and also a bit incredible really. But somehow it works."

"It's a quiet story but it's told well and you feel a genuine connection with Bob."



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