"Tender, insightful, and surprising… [Arthur Pepper] will instantly capture the hearts of readers who loved Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop, and Antoine Laurain’s The Red Notebook." — Library Journal, starred reviewDon’t miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous celebration of life’s infinite possibilities.More Praise:"Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise…The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past. This book will illuminate your heart." — Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple, orderly life. But on the one-year anniversary of his wife’s death, he discovers in her possessions a gold charm bracelet that he’d never seen before. Arthur embarks on a life-changing adventure to find the truth about his wife’s life before they met, a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.
«Una historia encantadora e inolvidable.» Harper's Bazaar

Una conmovedora novela sobre el viaje de Arthur Pepper que induce al lector a conocerse a sí mismo.

Tras más de cuarenta años de matrimonio, Arthur Pepper ha enviudado. El día del aniversario de la muerte de su esposa, cuya ausencia le ha afectado profundamente, por fin se arma valor para revisar sus pertenencias. Es entonces cuando descubre un brazalete de dijes -pequeños adornos colgantes también llamados charms- que nunca antes había visto.

Algunos de ellos son muy llamativos, y Arthur pronto se da cuenta de que encierran la clave de un recuerdo.

Llevado por la curiosidad, emprende una sorprendente aventura que lo conduce de Londres a París y la India. En su épica investigación sobre la vida secreta de su mujer antes de que se conocieran, Arthur recuperará la serenidad, se descubrirá a sí mismo y encontrará el amor en los lugares más inesperados.

Reseñas:
«Una historia encantadora, que me hizo alentar a Arthur a lo largo de su viaje.»
The Daily Mail

«Un bálsamo para el alma y el corazón,»
The Sun

«Con momentos conmovedores y otros hilarantes, al estilo de El insólito peregrinaje de Harold Fry, esta es una lectura muy placentera.»
Compass

«Una historia deliciosa sobre el autodescubrimiento.»
Take a Break

«Tan consoladora y reconfortante como una taza de té caliente en una tarde fría.»
Kirkus Reviews

«Arthur es un personaje delicioso. Uno deja el libro deseando que él también tuviera un dije propio.»
Washington Independent

«Si te gustó El insólito peregrinaje de Harold Fry, adorarás este libro.»
Townswoman

«No solo es una novela conmovedora, sino que invita al lector a reflexionar sobre sí mismo.» Blog Critics

«El estilo de Patrick, directo y sencillo, es maravilloso. Debido a ello, cuando el dolor y la pena abruman a Arthur como el tigre que en cierto momento casi lo devora, se te parte el corazón. Te solidarizas con él durante todo el viaje.»
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