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13 rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro
  

13 rue Therese

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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 A. S. Byatt, Sebastian Faulks and Erin McKean.

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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

'A magical Amelie style love story - eeeee' * Red * 'A charming literary conceit . . . the fiction equivalent of Edmund de Waal's The Hare With the Amber Eyes' * Daily Mail * '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 * 'Captivating ... Sizzling sexual tension' * San Francisco Chronicle * 'Highly entertaining ... Extraordinarily sensual' * New York Times Book Review * 'Delectably artful . . . a flirty, dirty tease of a novel . . . hot, jabbing and naughty, with a tight grip on the senses' * Simon Schama *'


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.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th September 2011

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Elena Mauli Shapiro

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Publisher

Headline Review, an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Debuts of the Month
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780755374243

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