The Paris Library
Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has it all: her handsome police officer beau and a dream job at ...more
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I so loved this book from beginning to end. The library was part of a resistance and books were used as weapons but books could also uncover some secrets that could make or break your well-being. That is the case for Odile as she joins the resistance fighting in World War II. Then 50 years later Lily finds the old scriptures Odile has kept ...more
Odile, the main character is a new librarian working in the American Library. She is trying to balance her work with ...more
Thoroughly enjoyed this new take on the tired WWII fiction genre, even if it was yet another with the exact same cover. If this wasn't about a library I wouldn't have picked it up.
I was 100% engaged in the story and gobbled up every spare hour I could to keep reading. I absolutely loved Odile and how imperfect she was. She was very relatable and felt like someone I would have sought out a friendship with, either in her younger age or her older age.
My criticism is that it felt a bit rushed at ...more
Shifting between 1939 Paris and 1984 Montana, the story tells the tale of Odile Souchet. Odile works in the American Library in Paris during the World War II German invasion of France. The novel follows her relationships with family, friends, and colleagues as she struggles to keep the library and the lives of those she loves.
Pros: Well-developed characters, descriptive writing
Cons: Too many references to ...more
Fast forward to 1983 Montana where Odile is living out her solitary years, when her next-door neighbor, Lily, seeks her out and, slowly, they become friends.
I read this EARC courtesy of Edelweiss and Atria Books. pub date 06/02/20
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