win prizes likeyoulove make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

13 rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro
  

13 rue Therese

Literary Fiction   Debuts of the Month   Historical Fiction   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £7.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Literary Contemporary Facebook group Share this book

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

September 2011 eBook of the Month.
A magical and wonderfully inventive story about passion. An American in Paris falls in love with two women, one of whom he can only imagine, in this wonderful debut. A box full of century-old artifacts begins the love affair but why were they so conveniently put on his desk to find?

It unlocks a dramatic and romantic story of a French woman who lived in Paris through both world wars and a present day story runs with it. The letters, jottings, photos etc are reproduced throughout the novel.

If you like Elena Mauli Shapiro you might also like to read books by Sebastian Faulks, A. S. Byatt and Erin McKean.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Win a Set of 10 Bloomsbury Modern Classics!

This month Bloomsbury has launched a series of ten modern classics chosen from highlights of the publisher's last thiry years, each with an eye-catching, iconic illustrated cover - and we have a full set to give away!

The ten titles are Restless by William Boyd, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale and The Little Friend by Donna Tartt.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 6 November 2017. The winners will be notified by 20 November 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 06/11/2017

Synopsis

13 rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

Trevor begins to piece together the story of Louise's life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who works for her father, and her attraction to a neighbour in her building at 13 rue Therese. As he becomes enamored with the charming, feisty Louise of his imagination, he notices another alluring Frenchwoman, his clerk Josianne, who planted the mysterious box in his office, and with whom he decides he is falling in love.

Reviews

'Delectably artful ... a flirty, dirty tease of a novel ... hot, jabbing and naughty, with a tight grip on the senses'
Simon Schama

'Highly entertaining ... Extraordinarily sensual'
New York Times Book Review

'Captivating ... Sizzling sexual tension'
San Francisco Chronicle

'13 RUE THERESE is a puzzle-novel and gave me the same fizzy satisfaction as completing a Sunday crossword. It will light up your brain and your heart'
David Ebershoff, author of The Nineteenth Wife

'A charming literary conceit ... the fiction equivalent of Edmund de Waal's The Hare With the Amber Eyes'
Daily Mail

'A magical Amelie style love story - eeeee'
Red

About the Author

Elena Mauli Shapiro

Elena Mauli Shapiro was born and raised in Paris, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

7th September 2011

Author

Elena Mauli Shapiro

More books by Elena Mauli Shapiro
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

elenamaulishapiro.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Headline Review, an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Debuts of the Month
Historical Fiction
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755374243

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools