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Publisher's Summary

Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?
©2015 Gallic Books (P)2016 Tantor
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"Elegant, witty, lighthearted - and somehow very French." (Booklist)
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By RueRue on 12-22-16

A slight story

Very French, a nice little story. My favorite character was the black cat. Narrator is good.

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By j t on 03-08-17

Alex Wyndham's narration is spot on.

Loved the story, more please!! I just went on a journey to lovely Paris - Thanks.

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By Adele on 04-02-17

enjoyable

Having read The President's hat, this was a lovely book to listen to. Slightly predictable, but that didn't matter to me and I am not being critical-that was part of the appeal of the story. I enjoyed it and the narration was very soothing. Just what I needed on a lazy Sunday.

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By B Read on 01-07-17

Nice little story

Very engaging from the beginning. Carries on in the same vain throughout. Only problem was that is was over to quickly.

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By Anonymous User on 01-09-18

Such a weird, forced story with little character developments.

I don’t like the plot, or the characters. I was expecting some cultural connotations from this novel, unfortunately, I didn’t find any.

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By Lisa G. on 06-21-17

Haunting and memorable.

This story was one that will remain with you for days to come, its quaint descriptive passages and quiet style of drawing the reader onwards to anticipate the outcome of Laurent's search are heart renderingly endearing and memorable. For me it defines the loneliness of being single and awaking to awareness that something is missing in your life that could make it special.

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