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13 rue Thérèse - Elena Mauli Shapiro
13 rue Thérèse
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American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars. As Trevor... show more
American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars. As Trevor examines and documents the relics the box offers up, he begins to imagine the story of Louise Brunet'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 neighbor in her building at 13 rue Thérèse. The more time he spends with the objects though, the truer his imaginings of Louise's life become, and the more he notices another alluring Frenchwoman: Josianne, his clerk, who planted the box in his office in the first place, and with whom he finds he is falling in love.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316083287 (0316083283)
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
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3.0 Review | 13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro
American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars. As Trevor examines and...
Bright and Bon Vivant
Bright and Bon Vivant rated it
4.0
This book was lovely and enchanting and mysterious and erotic and truly unique. Jeffrey picked it out for me because he thought it looked like my kind of book. He was right. It's interesting that I read this book back to back with "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" because both are inspir...
Caffeine Reviews
Caffeine Reviews rated it
3.0
A very strange story with an awkward writing style. I did like the characters even though at times I wasn't sure who was the narrator. This is one of the most bizarre past/present stories I have ever read.
I only read when my OCD kicks in
I only read when my OCD kicks in rated it
3.0 13, rue Thérèse: A Novel
I wanted to like this book. Clever layout and design. The concept is absolutely genius having pictures as a participating element to the artistry of the writing. The pictures are the story. The problem with the book is that the plot itself is ho hum run of the mill love story.
mtw1tter
mtw1tter rated it
1.0 13, rue Thérèse: A Novel
W G Sebald did this way better with greater finesse and more 'fiction' and certainly didn't happen to have all those material dropped into his lap and then weave such a boring book out of it either.
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