The Moment of Everything
Maggie Duprès, recently “involuntarily separated from payroll” at a Silicon Valley startup, is whiling away her days in The Dragonfly’s Used Books, a Silicon Valley institution, waiting for the Next Big Thing to come along.
When the opportunity arises for her to network at a Bay Area book club, she jumps at the chance-even if it means having to read Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a book she hasn’t encountered since college, in an evening. But the edition she finds at the bookstore is no Penguin Classics Chatterley-it’s an ancient hardcover with notes in the margins between two besotted lovers of long ago. What Maggie finds in her search for the lovers and their fate, and what she learns about herself in the process, will surprise and move readers.
Witty and sharp-eyed in its treatment of tech world excesses, but with real warmth at its core, The Moment of Everything is a wonderful read.
What the reviewers say
“King’s charming debut will strike a chord with book lovers who have whiled away many an hour in a beloved local bookstore.”
“[O]ne of those books that you remember for years later. [It’s] a book that any booklover will love and cherish [and] is one of the best books I have ever read.”
“The best part of the book [is]…the loving description of the classic used bookstore at the heart of the tale — described in such perfect detail, down to the musty scent. Readers may be inspired to run out and spend the afternoon in their own local shop.”