The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett
From Amazon: "Antiquarian bookseller Peter Byerly immerses himself in his trade to overcome grief from the loss of his beloved wife a few months earlier. Now plying his trade in England’s Cotswolds instead of the North Carolina site of his tragedy, Byerly happens across a small watercolor portrait of a woman who looks startlingly like his late wife. And so begins an obsessive hunt to find out the origins of this painting. Lovett shifts his narrative around in both time and setting, recounting the lovers’ first meeting, in the library at a southern college, and the blossoming of their seemingly improbable love affair: he a bookish, repressed teen, and she an heiress. Byerly discovers the portrait’s Victorian provenance, and then the author moves his story even further back, to the time of Shakespeare. Fans of mysteries, of love stories, and of rare books will all find moments in Lovett’s novel to treasure."
Also if you are interested, the author has a webpage that briefly covers this book with discussion questions and an interview with Lovett : http://charlielovett.com/an-introduction-to-the-bookmans-tale/
Important: I am putting together a the list of all the books people are suggesting to bring to the next meeting. So you still have time to make suggestions before the end of June. However, please to do not wait till the day of the meeting as your suggestion will not end up on the list.