The Door-to-Door Bookstore, a review by Shelley

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Carsten Henn

Hanover Square Press
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
240 Pages

Genres: Humorous, Literary Friendship, World Literature Germany

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This was a very charming read about an unlikely friendship between an elderly man set in his ways and a little girl looking for adventure who tries to help him. In the end, they realize they can change the lives of and help those who live on Carl’s book route but also each other. Although Carl is the main character in the story to me Schascha stole the show and I liked it. I so enjoy reading books starring children, if it’s done right and Henn certainly does that.

The book is a love letter to books and reading but also community. The story contains a lot of love, humour and emotional drama in equal measure. There are some traumatic parts to this book so it isn’t sickly sweet or saccharine and that appealed to the part of me that likes the melodramatic. I have always believed that books have the power to change lives. They can inspire, motivate, and educate us. They can transport us to new worlds and introduce us to new ideas and The Door-to-Door Bookstore proves just that.

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