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A charming new novel that "will haunt the reader long after the final page is turned." -"New York Times" bestselling author Susan Wiggs.
A call from the past brings divorcee Jasmine Mistry home to Shelter Island to run her beloved aunt's bookstore, which has always been rumored to be haunted. With th
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ebook, 304 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Berkley Books
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Ale Rivero
Dec 29, 2016 Ale Rivero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me ha encantado, y pensar que lo tuve tanto tiempo esperando en la estantería.
La librería de la tía Ruma me ha conquistado, y creo que me haría igual de bien que a Jasmine estar por ahí.
Jasmine está recientemente divorciada y no sabe qué hacer de su vida hasta que se ve obligada a atender por un tiempo la librería de su tía, y allí vive las más asombrosas experiencias y aventuras. Hasta que aparece Connor, y entre él y la magia de los libros logra encontrarse de nuevo a sí misma, y a recuperar
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María Ángeles
Oct 23, 2015 María Ángeles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se trata de un libro sencillo, que se lee rápido y que al buen lector, o más bien lectora, sencillamente le llega. Con el avance de las páginas empiezas a saborear la magia de esa "librería de las nuevas oportunidades" y la sonrisa que se te instala en la cara no se pierde hasta la última página.
Me ha llegado mucho la historia de Jasmine, una triunfadora nata que es una crack en su trabajo pero que se siente una "mierda" (perdón pero no encuentro mejor palabra para definir como se siente) porque
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Vir
May 13, 2015 Vir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
La librería de las nuevas oportunidades es una lectura mágica y especial donde la literatura y los libros jugarán un papel importante en la evolución de la historia de Jasmine. Una novela divertida, entrañable y con múltiples guiños al mundo literario que harán las delicias de todos los lectores.

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Litzy
Jan 20, 2016 Litzy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, contemporaneo
no ha acabado de engancharne... no se si es porque tenia muchas espectativas puestas.
Nathan Burgoine
Nov 27, 2012 Nathan Burgoine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had 'Haunting Jasmine' on my giant pile of "to be read" for far too long and had started it a couple of days ago between work and home, and yesterday, after wrapping gifts for most of the day, I decided it would be a present to myself to sit down and read it for an hour or so.

A few hours later, it was late into the night and I was putting down my completed copy of 'Haunting Jasmine' and suffused with the bittersweet happiness of a book well enjoyed having ended.

Jasmine is a wonderful charac
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Nilo Di Stefano
Apr 05, 2012 Nilo Di Stefano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Non so se capiti spesso anche ad altri, ma a me capita spesso. Cosa? Di leggere un libro bellissimo e di provare quella strana sensazione che il libro ti stia dicendo qualcosa proprio nel momento in cui tu hai bisogno davvero di sentirti dire quella cosa. Credo sia invece impossibile che insieme a questa strana sensazione, si ha anche a che fare con un libro che tratta proprio di questo. La libreria dei nuovi inizi mi ha fatto emozionare, in qualche pagina ho seriamente avuto la sensazione che l ...more
Robin
Oct 20, 2010 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: women-s-fiction
Publication date is Februrary 2011.

When Jasmine's aunt needs to return to India to take care of a health matter, Jasmine travels from LA to an island near Seattle, thinking this is a good opportunity to take a month long break from her stressful job and traumatic divorce by visiting her family and taking care of her aunt's ramshackle bookstore. She soon discovers that life is still complicated not only by her sister's wedding plans and the hunky doctor who hangs around the bookstore, but also by
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Jenny
Mar 27, 2011 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-lit, 2011-read
When was the last time I read an adult novel? Let me tell you it was a while back. I believe this is the second one I’ve read this year and the first I’ve written a review on. Several things attracted me to the book: (1) because the character ends up working at a bookstore, (2) she can talk to dead authors and (3) its just seemed like a book for book lovers.

Haunting Jasmine is about a divorcee Jasmine, who after her divorce has been intent on getting her life back on track. Since her divorce, J
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Marse
Mar 02, 2015 Marse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"La librería de las nuevas oportunidades" un libro bello, que comienza tan pero tan cliché que hasta pensé en dejarlo botado (menos mal no lo hice). Una trama fantástica y Dios sabe que quisiera que me pasara a mi.
Muy lindo.
Gisela
Mar 21, 2015 Gisela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Preciosa un realismo magico cautivante y esperanzador
Jazzy
Mar 26, 2017 Jazzy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I picked up this book because the title sounded so amusing.

Pros: There is a bit of humor, if you are pissed at men in this moment. I mean, who hasn't wanted some jerks penis to just fall off once in a while? Who hasn't felt like men were solely driven by testosterone?
The Aunt, I really loved her. It is a shame she left so soon, because she was the only thing that kept me reading forward besides the witty humor at the start. Her love for classics made me appreciate her more.

The con: if you are
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Paseandoamisscultura
Pura magia para mis ojos y mis sentidos, una historia maravillosa que me ha hecho suspirar durante toda mi lectura y darme cuenta de que los clásicos nunca van a morir, a veces leo libros mas actuales o que están de moda pero donde este Jane Eyre, Orgullo y Prejuicio...que me quiten lo bailao.
Una isla que se ha convertido en mi refugio durante horas y ha sabido como llenarme, nada de personajes vacios y estereotipos, he estado codeándome entre grandes amigos que sabian dar muy buenos consejos.
Es
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Fernanda
Apr 27, 2012 Fernanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: girly-frills
Esta ha sido una lectura ligera. No ha sido nada del otro mundo pero ha logrado captar mi atención. Los personajes suenan humanos, la protagonista en la primer mitad del libro es insoportable como se supone que debiera ser y el escenario donde ocurre la aventura se me antoja ideal.

Realmente no es una historia muy fuerte, a ratos me parecía insulsa y cursi, pero algo bueno he logrado sacar de la moraleja del libro. Deja en claro los puntos que quiere aclarar y a pesar de ser una historia predeci
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Alanna Lewis
Light reading although isn't marketed like that
Nicola Marsh
Read this in an afternoon.

A poignant tale with a lovely dollop of ghostly supernatural.

Jasmine is recovering from a divorce by running her Indian aunt's bookshop for a month.
What happens in this bookshop is interesting…and magical!

Thoroughly enjoyed.
Neha S
Mar 28, 2011 Neha S rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The entire story felt rushed! There was so much more the author could have done with it, especially the story behind the supernatural element...I would have loved to have MORE of the novel, I read the whole thing in 2 hours...not her best work.
Ishtar
Jul 03, 2012 Ishtar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2012
Un poco previsible pero muy entretenido y ameno, ahora en verano se lee muy bien. Y si te encantan los libros y los escritores clásicos se disfruta mucho.
Lu Gualdieri
Jun 13, 2013 Lu Gualdieri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Mucho mejor de lo que me imaginaba. Lleno de magia y amor por los libros. Muy bueno, aunque tal vez la protagonista sea un poco deprimente al principio.
Juli Ramos
Jul 29, 2016 Juli Ramos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me enamoré! si mis reseñas eran fangrieantes antes, esta va a ser terrible.
No es para nada lo que esperaba, o quizás si pero no en el mismo sentido. De todas formas es una lectura adorable
Peggy
Mar 07, 2013 Peggy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I loved that this book mentioned one of my own favorite books, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir!
Phyllis Porubcan
Was an awesome book read it in 1 day glad I didn't have to work.
Nicole
Oct 30, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nach ihrer Scheidung kehrt die junge Inderin Jasmine Mistry nur widerwillig nach Shelter Island zurück, um den kleinen Buchladen ihrer Tante zu führen. Doch bald scheint die Magie der Ortes - manche sagen, dort würden die Geister verstorbener Autoren umgehen - auf Jasmine überzuspringen. Sie ist in der Lage, für jeden das Buch zu finden, das sein Herz begehrt und tröstet. Und selbst Jasmines gebrochenes Herz könnte heilen - dank ihrer besonderen habe und einer mysteriösen Mannes, der tagaus tage ...more
Sara
Dec 14, 2016 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
como una película de antena 3 de las que solo se ven con un ojo cerrado y el otro abierto, pero en este caso cuando te das cuenta de lo insoportable de la novela llevas ya la mitad leída y piensas 'para qué dejarla ahora'.
Mirial
May 16, 2013 Mirial rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ho acquistato questo libro qualche anno fa, fresco di stampa. Leggendo la trama ero rimasta piacevolmente colpita dalla storia e avevo della aspettative piuttosto alte riguardo al romanzo, aspettative che sono state in parte tradite. Ma andiamo con ordine.
Jasmine è una giovane donna indiana in carriera, bella, intelligente e indipendente. C’è solo una pecca nella sua vita: il marito l’ha tradita e l’ha lasciata per un’altra donna. Tutte le sue certezze si sgretolano così in un attimo, e tutto qu
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CriCra CriCra
Sep 15, 2012 CriCra CriCra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
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Kim
Please note: I received my copy of this book through the First Reads program.

Haunting Jasmine isn't the kind of novel I read often, falling somewhere between the genres of romance and women's fiction.* It's not as funny as the "chick lit" I read a ton of a few years back, but it is a light and quick read (less than 3 hours for me) that manages to be entertaining without really offering anything world-shatteringly new. Most of what passes for plot "twists" I saw coming from miles away, while the
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Uthie
Iseng ngubek-ngubek koleksi ebook ternyata saya menemukan satu nama penulis yang "berbau" India. Kebetulan salahsatu tema baca bareng BBI untuk bulan Maret 2013 adalah Sastra Asia, yang berarti penulis yang berasal dari Asia atau berkebangsaan Asia. Maka sepertinya nama "Anjali Banerjee" tepat dimasukkan dalam tema tersebut.

"Honestly, Gita, I don't know what I believe in anymore." kata Jasmine Mirsty saat mereka sedang membicarakan pernikahan Gita, adik Jasmine. Pasca perceraian dengan suaminya
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Kati
Jan 09, 2014 Kati rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Die Inderin Jasmine, ist frisch geschieden von ihrem Ehemann Robert und leidet noch immer sehr unter seiner Untreue und der Trennung. Als Jasmine von ihrer exzentrischen Tante Ruma gebeten wird, auf die Insel Shelter Island zu kommen, um für ein paar Wochen, ihren kleinen Buchladen zu führen, macht sich Jasmine nur widerwillig auf den Weg nach Hause. Mehr aus familiärem Pflichtbewusstsein, als aus echtem Interesse an der Buchhandlung, verlässt Jasmine die Stadt Los Angeles, um sich von ihrer Tre ...more
Read In Colour
It's early in the year, but I can honestly say this book is a contender for my favorite book of the year. If you know me, you know I'm a fan of Bollywood. So it'll come as no surprise to you that I loved Haunting Jasmine.

The recently divorced Jasmine Mistry comes to Shelter Island in the middle of Puget Sound to run her aunt's bookstore for a month. More than that, she's come to get away from the painful memory of her former husband's betrayal. Her family believed that as a Bengali American she
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Rosaria Sgarlata

A Shelter Island esiste una libreria magica. Questa è l'impressione che ho avuto quando Jasmine, in fuga da un matrimonio fallito e da una carriera a Los Angeles, entra per la prima volta nella libreria della zia Ruma. Seppur riluttante a farlo all'inizio, scopre ben preso che la libreria nasconde un magico segreto: gli autori scomparsi le raccontano cosa vogliono i clienti, la aiutano a gestire e ricostruire la sua malandata vita sentimentale. E come tutti i libri romantici che si rispettino ec

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I was born in India, raised in Canada and California, and I now live in the Pacific Northwest, in a cottage in the woods, with my husband and five rescued cats.

I've always loved to write. When I was seven, I penned my first story about an abandoned puppy on a beach in Bengal. Then, inspired by my maternal grandmother—an English writer who lived in India—I wrote a mystery, The Green Secret, at the
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