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13 Rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
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Apr 01, 2011

really liked it
Read in March, 2011

What a nice little diversion. In the beginning, I faithfully filed away each fact so I would be able to solve the puzzle that was promised. It turned out to be, not so much a puzzle, but an artful weaving of a mysterious past and present. I liked the scanned objects, postcards, and, letters. These are real items that the author was left with after the death of an elderly neighbor. Don't let the fact that it's illustrated fool you; this is an adult novel with a lusty protagonist. A great read for a rainy weekend.

“She will give him the office with the tall useless empty file cabinet in the corner. He will probably not think to open all the drawers and look in them his first day on the premises. But he will, eventually, discover a box tucked all the way into the darkness at the back of the bottom drawer, innocent-looking yet unexpected. How could one see such a thing and then not take a little peek inside?” (~pg. 5)



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