13, Rue Thérèse A Novel
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13, Rue Thérèse: A Novel

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artefacts 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 the relics from the box, he imagines the story of Louise’s life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who worked for her father, and her attraction to a neighbour in her building at 13 rue Thérèse. But the more time Trevor spends with the objects, the truer his imaginings become, and the more he notices another alluring Frenchwoman: Josianne, his clerk, who planted the box in his office, and with whom he finds himself falling in love.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Elena
Mauli Shapiro

Elena Shapiro was born and raised in Paris. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University, an MFA in fiction from Mills College, and an MA in comparative literature from the University of California, Davis. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband.

Elena Shapiro was born and raised in Paris. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University, an MFA in fiction from Mills College, and an MA in comparative literature from the University of California, Davis. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
05/03/2012

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