…He laid out mystical ballads, hard-edged old stories about chasms, fall, peril and betrayal at her feet.
Soon Anna was surrounded by piles of books
as a woman in a shoe shop
might be surrounded by boxes.
Perdue wanted Anna to feel that she was in a nest.
He wanted her to sense the boundless possibilities offered by books.
They would always be enough.
They would never stop loving their readers.
They were fixes… in an otherwise unpredictable world.
George, Nina. (2015).The Little Paris Bookshop. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Crown Publishers.