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Publisher's Summary

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick

A Library Reads Pick

June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way.

Lonely librarian June Jones has never left the sleepy English village where she grew up. Shy and reclusive, the 30-year-old would rather spend her time buried in books than venture out into the world. But when her library is threatened with closure, June is forced to emerge from behind the shelves to save the heart of her community and the place that holds the dearest memories of her mother.

Joining a band of eccentric yet dedicated locals in a campaign to keep the library, June opens herself up to other people for the first time since her mother died. It just so happens that her old school friend Alex Chen is back in town and willing to lend a helping hand. The kindhearted lawyer's feelings for her are obvious to everyone but June, who won't believe that anyone could ever care for her in that way.

To save the place and the books that mean so much to her, June must finally make some changes to her life. For once, she's determined not to go down without a fight. And maybe, in fighting for her cherished library, June can save herself, too.

©2021 Freya Sampson (P)2021 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“A wonderfully warm and uplifting story of kindness, community, and love that made me laugh, cry, cheer.” (Clare Pooley, New York Times best-selling author of The Authenticity Project)

"The Last Chance Library is a heart-squeezing and charming story about grief, love and the power of community. An absolute delight.” (USA Today best-selling author Colleen Oakley) 

"The Last Chance Library is absolutely irresistible! Curl up and indulge in Freya Sampson’s charming novel about a shy librarian in a small town with a great cause. You’ll have such a good time and you'll love the unexpected twist at the end!” (New York Times best-selling author Nancy Thayer) 

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  • Rita Hendrickson
  • 2021-09-13

Lovely!

This is a lovely story. The characters are wonderful. Very enjoyable listen. You won’t be disappointed.