A book review from The Movie Snob.
The Bookshop, by Penelope Fitzgerald (1978). I had never heard of Fitzgerald until I recently read a short magazine piece calling her one of Britain’s best writers of the 20th century. This is a very short novel, only 123 pages, but it packs a punch. It’s about a youngish widow who decides to invest what money she has into opening a bookshop in her small backwater town. In doing so, she crosses one of the town’s leading citizens. It’s a pretty steely view of small-town life, for sure. I liked it and will look for more of Fitzgerald’s books.