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The Last Chance Library

by Freya Sampson

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The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson
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    Aug 2021, 336 pages

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A heartwarming and feel-good read about a young librarian's self-discovery and the importance of community.

The Last Chance Library, Freya Sampson's debut novel, was popular with our First Impressions readers, earning an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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What is a library and what role does it play within its township? Freya Sampson addresses these questions in The Last Chance Library when a small village library faces permanent closure by vote of the city council. As the local community rallies to show their library is far more than a repository for books, an introverted librarian caught in the shadow of her late mother's former job emerges. Despite her extreme social anxieties, the young librarian discovers her own voice via her pen, and most importantly, finds her friendships amongst the eclectic cast of library patrons are truer and more reliable than the characters in the well-worn pages of her beloved novels (Maryanne).

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