A Bookshop in Paris by Ellen Feldman
- Ellen Feldman
- Simon & Schuster Ltd
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The war is over, but the past is never past ... Paris, 1944. Charlotte Foret is working in a tiny bookstore in Nazi-occupied Paris struggling to stay alive and keep her baby Vivi safe as the world around them is being torn apart.
Every day they live through is a miracle until Vivi becomes gravely ill. In desperation, Charlotte accepts help from an unlikely saviour - and her life is changed forever. Charlotte is no victim - she is a survivor.
But the truth of what happened in Paris is something she can never share with anyone, including her daughter. But can she ever really leave Paris behind - and survive the next chapter of her life? Seamlessly interweaving Charlotte's past in wartime Paris and her present in the 1950s world of New York publishing, A Bookshop in Paris is a heartbreakingly moving and unforgettable story of resilience, love - and impossible choices.
'Completely compelling. I tore through it. This novel pivots on how we manage to survive surviving ... Charlotte's visceral story will stay with me.' Naomi Wood, author of Mrs Hemingway
'Masterful, magnificent.A passionate story of survival. This story will stay with me for a long time' Heather Morris, bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz