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The Resource Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore, Matthew Sullivan

Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore, Matthew Sullivan

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Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore
Title
Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Sullivan
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Language
eng
Summary
"When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever debut novel from an award-winning short story writer. Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs--the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store's overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore's upper room, Lydia's life comes unglued. Always Joey's favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia? As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey's suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia's life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left."--
Summary
A first novel by an award-winning short story writer follows the efforts of a bookstore clerk to unravel a puzzle left behind by a patron who has committed suicide, an effort that is complicated by memories of the clerk's violent childhood.
Storyline
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Character
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
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Provided by publisher
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10565243
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TOH
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1970-
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Sullivan, Matthew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.U4434
LC item number
M53 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Electronic books
  • Bookstores
  • Clerks (Retail trade)
  • Suicide victims
  • Bookstores
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Psychological fiction
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ATLAS
Target audience
adult
Label
Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore, Matthew Sullivan
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B37EE92A-1AE6-4B28-9D17-F443E4DDCBCA
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Publication
Copyright
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Electronic book
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501116865
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B37EE92A-1AE6-4B28-9D17-F443E4DDCBCA
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988708891
  • (OCoLC)ocn988708891
Label
Midnight at the Bright Ideas bookstore, Matthew Sullivan
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B37EE92A-1AE6-4B28-9D17-F443E4DDCBCA
Publication
Copyright
Note
Electronic book
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501116865
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B37EE92A-1AE6-4B28-9D17-F443E4DDCBCA
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988708891
  • (OCoLC)ocn988708891
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