Book Of The Month January, 2008
The Way I Found HerRose Tremain
This is the summer that Lewis Little, precocious thirteen-year-old, is spending in Paris with his mother, Alice. Alice is translating the latest medieval romance by Valentina Gavrilovich, the bestselling and exotic Russian émigré, Lewis is there to make his first acquaintance with one of the greatest cities in the world; neither can foresee the momentous events that lie in wait for them. Valentina slowly casts a spell over Lewis, but when her past begins to encroach on all their lives and, as this enchanted world is gradually lost, Lewis is driven on a terrifying quest.
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The Random House Group Marketing on The Way I Found Her:
Clearly influenced by her time at the Sorbonne, The Way I Found Her is an adventure set in Paris, centring around an adolescent boy’s fixation with Valentina, a beautiful Russian author. One day, Valentina goes missing, and 14-year-old Lewis sets out to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Rose Tremain excels in her evocation of a Parisian summer, and one gets a real feel for the sensual appreciation of food, a clear celebration of the French food culture.
‘So beautifully written, I was enthralled from page 1, and quickly found myself in the heat of a Parisian summer, as a silent observer of Lewis Little and his quirky, funny and occasionally worryingly psychotic observations of life around him. A great read.’
Amazon.co.uk reader review
If you liked Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg, you’ll love this!