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When a bookshop patron dies by suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this "shocking, charming, thrilling" (Associated Press) and award-winning debut novel. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she leads a meticulously ordered existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs--the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day browsing the overwhelmed stacks. But when a young BookFrog, Joey Molina, hangs himself in one of the upper rooms of the store, Lydia's life comes unglued. Inside one of Joey's pockets is a photograph of Lydia as a little girl. And when she flips through some of 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. The more she puzzles over them, the more they seem to contain a hidden message for her about his final days. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia? With "oddball characters and [a] layered plot" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review), Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is "a smart, twisty crime novel set in a world that booklovers will adore" (Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins).

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  • ISBN-13: 9781501116858
  • ISBN-10: 1501116851
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: January 2018
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.58 pounds
  • Page Count: 352

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