|detail from the cover of "La libreria dove tutto è possibile"|
LOST FOR WORDS (2017): I LOVE BOOKS BECAUSE THEY DON’T CARE
This book got mixed review since it came out in April last year, but I really wanted to read it . Now it has just come out in Italian for Garzanti with the title “La libreria dove tutto è possibile” (The bookshop where everything is possible) . Like every book lover, I can’t resist books about book lovers, librarians, book shops, libraries and so on.
One of the things I especially like in this novel is its being set in York, one of my best favourite English towns with its amazing Minster, its rich Ricardian legacy, its lovely little shops and intriguing ghost stories.
In Butland’s novel there’s a small cute bookshop in the city centre, where Loveday Cardew finds refuge and solace. She only feels safe when she is there, taking care of the books which take care of her at the same time in return. Through the pages of great novels Loveday manages to communicate her deepest feelings: Anna Karenina’s loneliness, Vaniy Fair’s love for life, Wuthering Heights' overwhelming passion.