The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

by Robert Hillman

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  • 9780571349791

The perfect book for anyone who's ever had their heart broken, anyone who's ever had their broken heart mended, and anyone who's ever visited a bookshop...

Tom Hope doesn't chase rainbows. He does his best on the farm - he milks the cows, harvests the apples, looks after the sheep - but Tom's been lonely since his wife Trudy left, taking little Peter with her to go join the holy rollers.

Enter Hannah Babel, quixotic smalltown bookseller: the second Jew - and the most vivid person - Tom has ever met. When she asks him to move in, and help her build Australia's most beautiful bookshop, Tom dares to believe they could make each other happy.

But it is 1968: twenty-four years since Hannah and her own little boy arrived at Auschwitz. Tom Hope is taking on a battle with heartbreak he can barely even begin to imagine.


  • Faber & Faber; December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780571349791
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted
  • Author: Robert Hillman
  • Imprint: Faber & Faber
Subject categories
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  • 9780571349791

About The Author

ROBERT HILLMAN has written a number of books including his 2004 memoir The Boy in the Green Suit, which won the Australian National Biography Award, and Joyful, published by Text in Australia in 2014. He lives in Melbourne.

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  • 9780571349791