The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

To balance yesterday’s sad post about Sage, here is a happy post about a happy book. I wrote this for our library blog post. If you love books, make sure you follow to read fabulous reviews written by my colleagues.


A clean, clear illustration of a red-headed woman in an aqua blue shirt looking down to read a book. The double-O of "Bookish" forms her classes, in the same color as her shirt. All against a yellow background.

by Piyali C.

Smart, sarcastic, socially awkward, 29-year-old Nina Hill lives by Khalil Gibran’s saying in The Prophet, “You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” Nina is the daughter of a free-spirited single mother, a famous photographer who concealed Nina’s father’s identity because she did not consider his presence essential in Nina’s life. Nina grew up under the loving supervision of her amazing nanny Louise who was ‘bookish, loving and gentle’ while Nina’s mother traveled the world for her job, appearing occasionally and briefly in Nina’s life. Nina’s childhood was surrounded by books and solitude. For someone who finds sanctuary in book stores and libraries, what could be more fulfilling than working at an independent book store for a living? Nina works as a book seller in a book store called Knights, owned by lovable and eccentric Liz who is always behind on her…

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2 thoughts on “The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

  1. This is an excellent book! When I see it it reminds me of weeding my brick sidewalk last summer and laughing out loud. I’m sure that wasn’t the reason people stayed six feet away from me?

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