Bill Petrocelli

Great Quotes from Writers & Booksellers

Some quotes that I love about Through the Bookstore Window:

“Bill Petrocelli dares to reveal in his searing new novel Through the Bookstore Window both sides of the ambivalent power of recollection. His lionness-hearted heroine, Gina Perini, survives the minefields of tribal memory in vengeance-torn Bosnia, only to have the terror follow her to a bookstore she opens half a world away, in San Francisco.”

Phil Cousineau, author of The Book of Roads and Wordcatcher

“It’s a rare mystery that can deliver so much in the way of pure emotional resonance. Bill Petrocelli’s Through the Bookstore Window is such a book. This is a thriller with a heart.” 

Janis Cooke Newman, author of A Master Plan for Rescue

“Bill Petrocelli knows books and bookstores. He also knows how to write a compelling, provocative, meaningful novel that will sweep you from San Francisco to Bosnia and back again, delivering chills, suspense and some profound thoughts on the power of love.”

Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of the Miranda Corbie series and City of Sharks

Bookseller Bill Petrocelli’s new novel, Through the Bookstore Window, is a page-turner. Even if you are not, like me, among the book- and bookstore-obsessed, you’ll find plenty to wind you up in this gripping tale about an enigmatic and fascinating woman who is driven to outrun and outwit her tormentors and fix what is broken. Gina, the protagonist, is a feminist for a new era. Add a taut mix of the issues that keep most Americans up at night or shaken by the daily news—gun violence, child abuse, conspiracy, gender issues, war—and a series of shocking reveals, and you have an enthralling book.

Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author of Dead Love and Namako: A Sea Cucumber and leader of Left Coast Writers

“Northern California author Bill Petrocelli, my friend and fellow bookseller, has now emerged as a master storyteller with his new novel of mystery and suspense “Through the Bookstore Window”. This is a great read with characters and a plot that you will not soon forget. Pick up Bill’s new novel and give it a try. I’m sure you will delight in the discovery of this fine new writer.”

Neal Coonerty, founder of Bookshop Santa Cruz