shopgirl Author:Steve Martin Shopgirl by Steve Martin — Read by the author — One of our country's most aclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novela that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to matteres of the heart. — Mirabelle is the "shop girl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wal... more »lflowerish way, who works behind the glove counter at Nieman Marcus "selling things that people don't buy anymore..."
Slightly lost, slightly off kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible.
Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they struggle to decipher the language of love--with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.« less