The Island of BooksBook - 2016 | First English edition
"A 15th-century portrait painter, grieving the sudden death of his lover, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont Saint-Michel, an island off the coast of France. He haunts the halls until a monk assigns him the task of copying a manuscript - though he is illiterate. His work slowly heals him and continues the tradition that had, centuries earlier, grown the monastery's library into a beautiful city of books, all under the shadow of the invention of the printing press."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, 
Edition: First English edition
ISBN: 1552453383 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: FIC FORTIER
Characteristics: 147 pages ; 21 cm