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The Shoe Queen by Anna Davis
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Apr 30, 09

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Read in April, 2009

This book is much different from the style I usually read and I rather liked it. The title and the beautiful cover drew my attention to the book (even though you aren't supposed to judge a book that way!) and I love all things Parisian, so I figured I'd give it a try. I wish I knew more about Bohemian Paris because I think this story would have made more sense if I understood the context.

This book is heavy. The language is no joke and the subject matter has many twist and turns. Just when you think you have the characters figured out, the author throws in another detail that spins the story differently.

While I was reading this book, I kept having flashbacks to Madame Bovary that I read in high school. I think I like this one better, but I kind of got excited that this could be the kind of story reviewed in high schools. It's been a long time since I've read fiction that's come out in recent years that I could see being taught in English class.
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