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13 rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
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May 04, 2012

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Nothing brilliant in the story, but this was a fun and unique book to read.

When The author was a little girl growing up in Paris, an old woman named Louise Brunet lived alone in an apartment above her family. When she died, no one came to collect her things, so the landlord allowed the other tenants to take whatever they liked. The author's mother chose a box of mementos, which she has carried with her every since.

This novel is based on the contents of that box. It is a lovely book, full of facsimile reprints of yellowing old letters; old photographs, gloves, bits of music, clothing labels, coins. 13 rue Thérèse" also includes embedded Q.R. (quick response) codes, which the reader can use, through the book's website, to enter the world of the novel — explore the house and the neighborhood on Google maps, listen to the music of Edith Piaf or Maurice Chevalier, and read recipes that enhance the full sensory experience of this love story.

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