The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

by Phaedra Patrick

On Sale: 01/31/2017

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

by Phaedra Patrick

On Sale: 01/31/2017

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About the Book

From the author of Rise and Shine Benedict Stone, now an original movie on Hallmark.

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

Perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove, this curiously charming debut follows a lovable widower and his life-changing adventure of love and self-discovery.

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 and healing 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 reminder of life’s infinite possibilities.

Don’t miss Phaedra Patrick’s winning new novel, The Messy Lives of Book People!

Check out these other heartwarming stories from Phaedra Patrick:
Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone
The Library of Lost and Found
The Secrets of Love Story Bridge

 

Critical Praise

"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

"Pierces the heart. You root for [Arthur] every step of the way." -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

"It's a sweet quest and a thoughtful reminder that sometimes the person who loves us most knows us better than we know ourselves." -Marthastewartweddings.com

"Patrick's debut evokes whimsy and poignancy.... This is a sweet story." -Publishers Weekly

"An endearing celebration of life." -RealSimple.com -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780778319801
  • ISBN 10: 0778319806
  • Imprint: MIRA
  • On Sale: 01/31/2017
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Humorous / General
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Romance / Later in Life

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