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Shopgirl: A Novella Paperback – Import, 3 October 2001

4.1 out of 5 stars 215 ratings

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"Shopgirl has some of Chekhov's autumn light about it: a story remembering all the really fine recent things." -- Talk

"Shopgirl is an Audrey Hepburn of a book: slim, lovely, and ever so old-fashioned." -- People

"Shopgirl reads as smoothly and pleasurably as the novels of the late W.M. Spackman . . ." -- Los Angeles Times

"A delicate, poignant modern romance about a shy shopgirl." -- Richard Corliss, Time magazine

"A tender love story." -- Entertainment Weekly

"His prose is almost Zen-like and his revelations superb." -- New York Post

"It's the signature combination of exhilaration and vulnerability that Martin offers us with extraordinary confidence." -- Elle

"Steve Martin's most achieved work to date." -- New York Times

"The book is like one of Mirabelle's sketches: small, deft, pensive, poignant -- a moving still life." -- Time magazine

"Wryly omniscient, ruthlessly truthful, [Martin] calls to mind Austen with an up-to-date, masculine spin." -- Vogue

About the Author

Steve Martin is a celebrated writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood, and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl. His work appears frequently in the New Yorker and the New York Times. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hyperion; Reprint edition (3 October 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0786885688
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0786885688
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 177 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.34 x 0.95 x 20.32 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 215 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars inside the head of a shop assistant
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice gentle story and same for the film
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5.0 out of 5 stars The wonderful other side of Mr Martin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tiefer, bewegender Einblick in das Seelenleben einer Frau
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