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The Awakening of Miss Prim

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Publisher: Atria Books
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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
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In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way. Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there. Her employer, a book-loving intellectual, is dashing yet contrarian, always ready with a critique of her cherished Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott.

The neighbors, too, are capable of charm and eccentricity in equal measure, determined as they are to preserve their singular little community from the modern world outside. Prudencia hoped for friendship in San Ireneo but she didn't suspect that she might find love--nor that the course of her new life would run quite so rocky or would offer challenge and heartache as well as joy, discovery, and fireside debate. Set against a backdrop of steaming cups of tea, freshly baked cakes, and lovely company, The Awakening of Miss Prim is a distinctive and delightfully entertaining tale of literature, philosophy, and the search for happiness.

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Awakening of Ms Prim

This is an indirect story about a women converting to Catholicism. However, it is more accurately a women interacting with a man who believes in dead languages and the classics, a village that loves subsidiarity and the simple life, and Jane Austen romance that stems around debate and witty banter about modern society. An entertaining read, this story will make readers, regardless of their background, rethink how they live their everyday life.