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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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Vir
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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Nilo Di Stefano
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
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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Nathan Burgoine
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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Marse
"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
Preciosa un realismo magico cautivante y esperanzador
Jenny
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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Soycazadoradesombrasylibros
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
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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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.
Vale
Este es uno de esos libros que no te cambian la vida, ni te hacen pensar demasiado, pero que por alguna extraña razón son muy reconfortantes.
'La librería de las nuevas oportunidades' es un libro que se lee muy rápido, no muy largo, pero que tiene mucha magia entre sus páginas.
Jasmine se acaba de divorciar de su marido luego de enterarse de que éste le había sido infiel, y luego de que su tía Ruma la llamara para pedirle que la ayude con su librería, decide irse a la isla en la que pasó su infanc
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Sina
Jasmines Ehemann hat sie mit einer anderen betrogen. Nun versucht Jasmine sich ein neues Leben aufzubauen – alleine. Als ihre Tante Ruma sie bittet, für einen Monat ihren Buchladen zu übernehmen, da sie in Indien etwas dringendes zu erledigen hat, sagt Jasmine zu. Was sie jedoch für einen leichten Job hält, ist gar nicht so einfach wie gedacht. Und dann passieren auch noch merkwürdige Dinge und Jasmine sieht Menschen, die kurz darauf wieder verschwinden. Und sie lernt Dr. Connor Hunt kennen. Abe ...more
Ladyboheme
Es una lectura que me ha sorprendido porque no esperaba ciertas cosas del argumento, toda la parte paranormal/fantástica ha sido inesperada… Tampoco esperaba que fuese tan “chick-lit”, y aunque me ha gustado, es una lectura que no recomendaría a todo el mundo. Es ligera, positiva, optimista, entretenida… Te deja con muy buen sabor de boca al terminar, aunque peca de previsible y simplista en algunas partes, y algunas cosas pasan muy deprisa.

Me ha gustado como lectura breve y ligera, pero por otr
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Mary
Quando ho visto questo libro per la prima volta, è stato su aNobii. Ancora non c'erano recensioni rilevanti, però la copertina mi ha ispirata subito: perciò, è finito nella lista dei desideri. L'ho notato nella libreria del paese diverse volte, ma il costo elevato mi ha sempre impedito di acquistarlo. Finché un giorno mi si è presentata l'occasione perfetta: ero in giro con mio padre e ha deciso di comprarmi un libro. Sono andata verso uno scaffale e ho tirato fuori questo senza nemmeno pensarci ...more
Alisea
C’è una vecchia libreria, a Shelter Island, dove ad aggirarsi in cerca di compagnia e buone letture non sono solo gli affezionati clienti. Qui, tra stanze in penombra, riccioli di polvere e parquet scricchiolanti, i libri hanno davvero un’anima e, quasi godessero di vita propria, sanno farsi scegliere dal lettore giusto al momento giusto...
Che non si tratti di una libreria come le altre Jasmine lo capisce subito: in fuga da Los Angeles e da un ex marito che le ha spezzato il cuore, non si aspett
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Cristina
Carino, ma pur apprezzando io il fantastico e il surreale non l'ho trovato particolarmente convincente.

La protagonista, inoltre, mi è stata antipatica per la maggior parte del libro, e l'ho trovata davvero dura di comprendonio.

Che la libreria avesse qualcosa di strano si è capito subito, e pure cosa avesse di strano, l'unica che non ci arriva è lei. La zia poi dovrebbe essere randellata, per come la molla lì ad arrangiarsi senza dirle niente.

Tra il fastidio che mi davano i personaggi (gli unic
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Bru Ds
"Per alcune persone, i libri fanno la differenza tra felicità e infelicità, speranza e disperazione, una vita degna di essere vissuta e una orribilmente noiosa.".
Jasmine è una ragazza indiana cresciuta a Shetter Island, dove ritorna per un mese per gestire la libreria della zia che deve partire. Jasmine ha divorziato da poco, è disamorata, cinica e vorrebbe non doversi allontanare dalla California ed il suo lavoro frenetico, ma dopo qualche giorno riesce a farsi catturare dalla magia che pervad
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Neha S
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.
Rina
I should have known by the title that this was not going to be ordinary fiction, and it wasn't! A bit of fantasy woven through the book made for a lovely story. Under regular circumstances I don't like fantasy but being that it was all about a book store, the books and the home in which they were housed and sold, just hooked me and kept me that way. So, a lovely story about Auntie Ruma a bookseller and her spirit author friends, who were names you'd all know, who guided and spoke with her. And t ...more
Lisa
I so wanted to like this book more and give it more stars. I can't quite figure out where it went wrong--the premise is good. But the book was flat for me. In fact, I ended up skimming pages, which I rarely do. I just found myself feeling bored and thinking the book is ho hum. I guess I was never drawn in nor felt the characters were real or someone I'd want to know. Kind of like Aunt Ruma's phone calls (was that her name? I have the book in front of me but can not be bothered to look) that neve ...more
Lu Gualdieri
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.
Vale Samu Granger .
La protagonista si presenta un pochino antipatica all'inizio della storia e man mano fa il suo cambiamento che direi radicale. La storia parla di Jasmine che per aiutare la zia con la sua libreria, parte per una piccola isoletta lasciando momentaneamente il suo lavoro e alle spalle il suo ormai ex marito infedele. A Jasmine è affidato il compito di badare ad una vecchia libreria un po' particolare, questa libreria è magica, la ragazza si ritroverà a vedere gli spiriti degli scrittori morti e i l ...more
Phyllis Porubcan
Was an awesome book read it in 1 day glad I didn't have to work.
Tiffanie
Jasmine has been divorced from her husband for about a year the only thing left is to sell their condo which isn't going over well. When jasmine's aunt calls and asks her to return home because she needs her to tend to her bookstore while she goes home to india to have her heart fixed. Reluctantly Jasmine agrees.

As soon as she arrives she is hit on by a man named connor hunt. who tries to ask her out for coffee but jasmine declines she's not ready to date again she no longer believes in love.

t
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Kati
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
Stephanie
I really don't know how to rate this book ... I enjoyed it, but I was also super disappointed with it.

Haunting Jasmine was a light, quick read and the characters (especially Jasmine and Auntie Ruma) were well developed and interesting. They felt "real" to me, which is obviously a sign of great writing. The descriptions of Seattle and the whole West Coast was really spot-on. The plot concept of an enchanted bookstore where the ghosts of famous authors guide a wounded young divorcée was definitel
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Beth
Although my fiction tastes normally run toward southern fiction, I felt I had to give this one a try. It has books, it has ghosts, it has a female character who finds her independence... I was intrigued. I admit, I was afraid I would find a sappy romance here- a woman loses her love but is saved by another man. (I hate those books!) This book was surprisingly different. I don't want to spoil it. I will say that the book is realistic in its depiction of the character's divorce and the way she dea ...more
Alisha Marie
So, I won Haunting Jasmine through Goodreads's First Reads program about two months ago and had pretty much lost all hope in my ever receiving it (since it took 2 friggin' months to arrive and all). Luckily for me, it arrived this morning and since then I have been glued to this book. I really didn't expect to like it as much as I did considering that, at first, it seemed way too romance-like instead of chick-lit like (I'm not the biggest romance fan and I usually just like the humor in chick-li ...more
Helga
currently reading this book--quite a difference with an (East) Indian family living on an island in the Seattle area and how Jasmine takes over her auntie's bookstore while she's visiting India. I'm not accustomed to reading a story with an unfamiliar culture--it was totally unexpected. I likely choose this book from Amazon's description:

"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. W
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Katie
I received this book through Goodreads First Reads! Thank you!!

Jasmine is an extremely bitter character who just divorced her cheating husband and is trying to figure out where her next move will be. As a defense mechanism, it seems she immerses herself in her work as an investment manager. In the beginning she gets called to watch a "special" bookstore while her aunt makes a trip to India to "fix her heart," finding a lot about herself through the ghosts of the bookstore.
I read this book all i
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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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