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The Confidant: A Novel - Helene Gremillon
The Confidant: A Novel
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"A gripping first novel" (Le Figaro Littéraire) and an award-winning international sensation as haunting and unforgettable as Suite FrançaiseParis, 1975. Camille sifts through letters of condolence after her mother's death when a strange, handwritten missive stops her short. At first she believes... show more
"A gripping first novel" (Le Figaro Littéraire) and an award-winning international sensation as haunting and unforgettable as Suite FrançaiseParis, 1975. Camille sifts through letters of condolence after her mother's death when a strange, handwritten missive stops her short. At first she believes she received it by mistake. But then, a new letter arrives each week from a mysterious stranger, Louis, who seems intent on recounting the story of his first love, Annie. They were separated in the years before World War II when Annie befriended a wealthy, barren couple and fell victim to a merciless plot just as German troops arrive in Paris. But also awaiting Camille's discovery is the other side of the story, which will call into question Annie's innocence and reveal the devastating consequences of jealousy and revenge. As Camille reads on, she begins to realize that her own life may be the next chapter in this tragic story.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143121565 (0143121561)
ASIN: 0143121561
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
4.0 The Confidant, by Hélène Grémillon
One of the most challenging ethical dilemmas I’ve ever come across is two parents battling over custody of a child when both have near equal claims. Like The Light Between Oceans, The Confidant by Hélène Grémillon is the judgment of Solomon all over again. On the one hand, I think the person who gav...
jenniferwaggonerhartling
jenniferwaggonerhartling rated it
3.0 The Confidant
Deception! Secrets! Frenchiness! If you're a fan of historical fiction you should put this book on your list. The lack of communication between the characters irked me at certain points. On the other hand, communication during war time is sketchy at best. The twists and turns were exciting. I gobble...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
Read my full review @ http://bit.ly/10Bc2lpMy opinion: While for the most part I found the story to be fascinating; it was painfully predictable. I knew what was going to happen. Why it was going to happen. The outcome of what was going to happen. I just didn't see really anything stand out about t...
brokebookbank
brokebookbank rated it
4.0 The Confidant: A Novel
I won a free ARC copy through a giveaway. I really enjoyed this book. The characters were so well done. Each complex with their own voice that shines through. While you won't agree with their decisions you can see their reasoning and how well it fits with who they are. All of them extract a respons...
Infinite Satellite
Infinite Satellite rated it
3.0
*Check out http://www.infinitereads.com for other reviews and sundry thoughts!* Hélène Grémillon's debut, The Confidant, is a mystery full of passion and heartbreak underscored by the fearful uncertainty of life in Nazi-occupied France.1975: Camille receives a flood of condolence letters following h...
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