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One day in the City of Lights One night in search of lost time Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city s most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they ve lostCamille was the maid of Marcel Proust, and she has a secret when she was asked to burn her employer s notebooks, she saved one for herself Now she is desperate to find it before her betrayal is revealed Souren, an Armenian refugee, performs puppet shows for children that are nothing like the fairy tales they expect Lovesick artist Guillaume is down on his luck and running from a debt he cannot repay but when Gertrude Stein walks into his studio, he wonders if this is the day everything could change And Jean Paul is a journalist who tells other people s stories, because his own is too painful to tell When the quartet s paths finally cross in an unforgettable climax, each discovers if they will find what they are looking forTold over the course of a single day in , The Paris Hours takes four ordinary people whose stories, told together, are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit The Paris Hours

About the Author: Alex George

Alex George is a writer, a bookseller, a director of a literary festival, and a lawyer He was born in England, but presently lives in the midwest of America.His novel, A Good American, was published by Amy Einhorn Books, an imprint of Penguin Putnam, in February 2012 It was a 1 Indie Next Pick, a Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Pick, anBest Book of the Month, a Midwest Connections Pick, and a a Library Journal Best Book of the Year It was a national and international bestseller.Setting Free The Kites was published in 2017, also by Penguin It was an Indie Next Pick, a Barnes and Noble Best Fiction Pick, a Library Reads Choice and a Midwest Connection Pick.His latest novel, The Paris Hours, will be published by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan, on May 5, 2020.Alex read law at Oxford University and worked for eight years as a corporate lawyer in London and Paris He moved to the United States in 2003 In addition to writing, he owns an independent bookshop, Skylark Bookshop, in downtown Columbia, MO He is also the founder and director of The Unbound Book Festival, which will be holding its fifth annual festival in April 2020 Past guests have included Michael Ondaatje, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, and George Saunders He is also a practicing attorney in his spare time.Alex has been named as one of Britain s top ten thirtysomething novelists by the Times of London, and was also named as the Independent on Sunday s face to watch for fiction in its Fresh Talent feature.Alex is married to the writer, professor, and critic, Alexandra Socarides They live in Columbia, Missouri with their four children.

10 thoughts on “The Paris Hours

  1. says:

    This is first and foremost a work of literary fiction I inhaled the pages because of the enhanced prose every word and sentence was bewitching The author took one day in the life of four characters and turned it into a beautiful story Set in post WWI Paris, four ordinary people begin an ordinary day until their paths cross.Mostly, the first few chapters start out with the characters everyday routines Some ordinary stuff But t

  2. says:

    Update great book..It was fitting that I read this wonderful novel in one the entire novel takes place in a single day It s truly transporting and immensely satisfying.exactly my favorite type of fiction great old fashion page turning storytelling Having been a fan of two other books by Alex George A Good American , and Setting Free The Kites.I didn t hesitate for a second to read another book by Alex George He s a top no

  3. says:

    Beautifully written and vividly told Alex George s debut is dazzling and packed with stunning pros This is the story of a day in a life of four regular people in post WWI Paris Camille, Souren, Guillaum, and Jean Paul are all living seemingly ordinary lives, but they all have a story to tell Told in short chapters we get to know each of these characters both through their current actions and flashbacks to their past There was also

  4. says:

    The Paris Hours is set during a single day in 1927 I LOVED THAT I also loved the storytelling and was completely swept up in this most memorable story More thoughts to come when I can collect them.I received a gifted copy from the publisher All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog and instagram tarheelreader The Paris Hours is set during a single day in 192

  5. says:

    3.5 starsThe author came up with an original idea for a story which I always appreciate as a reader It might not have hit me on quite the emotional level I was hoping for, but it was still an enjoyable reading experience Paris in the 1920s was a wise choice for a setting as it s not a time period that is captured as often in historical fiction as say, the 1940s during World War 2 The story takes place over the course of a day and alterna

  6. says:

    Four stories, four perspectives, Paris and celebrities Four alternating storylines introduce a myriad of characters We have Souren an Armenian puppeteer, Jean Paul a journalist missing his daughter, Guillaume a painter that owes a debt, and Camille housekeeper to Marcel Proust I wanted to fall in love with this story and these characters so much I really grasped to let them draw me in emotionally I found the writing compelling and the stori

  7. says:

    Some things are forgettable, but misfortune is not It dogs you relentlessly once it gets the scent of defeat Down and out, a day late, the wolf at the door all pull up a chair and take residence within the pages of The Paris Hours But lest you feel the weight of all that suppressing you about now, remember that a determined and undaunted soul travels through life with mop and bucket in hand.Alex George sets this story in the midst of the stree

  8. says:

    Set in Paris in 1927, the City of Lights, vibrates with artists of all kinds However, the story gives the center stage to four ordinary people, who rub elbows with famous artists By meeting another person, they learn something about themselves And sometimes what one person needs is simply kindness.Armenian refugee, Souren Balakian, escapes brutality of his native country imposed by invading Turks Being forced from their homes and driven eastwards

  9. says:

    I haven t felt this way about a book since I read WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.Every time I read Alex George and think he could not possibly write abeautiful novel, he does.After turning the last page of The Paris Hours I instantly considered rereading the entire book just so I could experience the magic all over again The Paris Hours will sweep readers off their feet from the very beginning and whisk them away to early 20th century Paris It is lush and

  10. says:

    I love, love, LOVED The Paris Hours by Alex George This was my first time reading a book by this author, but I am definitely going to have to read his backlist now The prose was wonderful, and the book was so moving I listened to the entirety of the book on audio and while at times it could be a little confusing without having a physical copy, overall I really enjoyed it this way The narrator, Raphael Corkhill, did a remarkable job especially consideri

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