The Light of Paris

The Light of Paris

Book - 2016
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"Madeleine is trapped-- by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears-- in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2016
ISBN: 9780399158919
039915891X
Branch Call Number: FIC Brow
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 24 cm

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AL_PAMELAH Sep 03, 2016

The latest from Colorado author Eleanor Brown, author of the wonderful book, "The Weird Sisters".
"Imagine what she could have been if she had only let go and embraced who she was. Imagine what I could have been. Imagine what could happen if we all had the heart to be who we truly are."
Brown has written a lovely book exploring how Madeleine and her grandmother lived their lives, first blaming others for their constraints and failures, and then coming to terms with their choices. Lots to think about and discuss. And Paris!

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EmilyEm
Aug 08, 2016

Madeline in 1999 and Margie in the Jazz Ag 1920s are both women still finding themselves.

I'm such a sucker for reviews that say 'inspired by her grandmother's letters.' Author draws parallels between Grandmother Margie and her granddaughter, which are a stretch in more contemporary setting. I just wanted to shake both the characters. This was pretty close to chick lit, so disappointing.

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