TUESDAY EXCERPTS: “PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU”

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events: First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by  Socrates Book Reviews; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is a new book from a favorite author:  Paris Never Leaves You, by Ellen Feldman.

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Intro:  (Prologue)

Paris, 1944

They were ripping off the stars.  Filthy fingers with broken dirt-encrusted nails were yanking and peeling and prying.  Who would have thought they still had the strength?  One woman was biting the threads that held hers tight to her torn jacket.

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Teaser:  He begins to browse.  She drops her voice to a whisper as she reads the nonsensical rhymes to her daughter.  When she looks up after a while, she sees he is watching them (p. 63).

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Synopsis:  Living through World War II working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, Vivi, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life?

Alternating between wartime Paris and 1950s New York publishing, Ellen Feldman’s Paris Never Leaves You is an extraordinary story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost.

The war is over, but the past is never past.

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What do you think?  Are you as excited as I am?  Would you keep reading?

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