The Island of BooksBook - 2016
An illiterate 15th-century portrait painter, grieving the sudden death of the woman he loved, takes refuge at the monastery at Mont-Saint-Michel, an island off the coast of France, where a monk assigns him the task of copying a manuscript. His work slowly heals him and grows the monastery's library, all under the shadow of the invention of the printing press. And it's there, five centuries later, that a novelist tries to find her words again.
Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: FOR
Characteristics: 147 pages