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From the author of A Lifetime of Impossible Days (winner of the Courier-Mail People's Choice QLD Book of the Year Award) comes this beautiful and uplifting story, that will make you laugh and make you cry.

Welcome to The Emporium of Imagination, a most unusual shop that travels the world offering vintage gifts to repair broken dreams and extraordinary phones to contact lost
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Paperback, 335 pages
Expected publication: March 30th 2021 by Penguin Random House Australia
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Tracey Anderson
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was hooked from the first page of this book, from the creak of a car door. Tabitha Bird is an amazingly descriptive writer, which made connecting with the story very easy. I heard that creak, I saw the twinkling stars as Earlatige Hubert Umbray walked down that pre-dawn street in Boonah and I saw the Emporium take shape. The people of Boonah need the Emporium. People like Enoch and his brothers, just boys trying to cope with the loss of their father. Those boys were adorable. I think what I lo ...more
Sarah Krause
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just like Tabitha Bird’s gifts, The Emporium of Imagination is beautiful from beginning to end.
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It is the story of a magical store that appears one night in a small town out of nowhere. It is also the story of Earlatidge, the Custodian of the Emporium, a ten year old boy Enoch, who has recently lost his father, and Ann, who has returned to her hometown to be near her dying grandmother. The three are connected, not only through the store, and each are going through their own guilt and grief.
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In a bayside suburb of Queensland, Australia, Tabitha Bird grew up in a garden. It wasn’t much of a garden, but she told stories to ferns and weeds alike and gave herself something to hope in that was bigger than she was. Eventually, she had to leave the garden and do responsible things like grow up. When her own children came along she read stories with gumption and wild joy and got to thinking t ...more

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