BOOK RE­VIEWS

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In­dulge your love of France a lit­tle fur­ther with our pick of the best new reads.

Paris By the Book Liam Callanan HQ, £12.99 Sit­ting be­hind the counter of a seem­ingly pic­ture-per­fect Paris book­shop is an Amer­i­can woman tor­mented by her hus­band’s sud­den dis­ap­pear­ance. Af­ter he walked out of their Wis­con­sin home early one morn­ing and never re­turned, the only clue Leah Eady has to her part­ner Robert’s where­abouts is a crum­pled note in a ce­real box. Her hunt takes her to Paris, where she takes over a de­crepit book­shop af­ter find­ing his un­fin­ished man­u­script, which is also set in the City of Light. In his lat­est foray into fic­tion, Callanan, a cre­ative writ­ing pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin-mil­wau­kee, paints a vivid pic­ture of a trou­bled mar­riage poignantly played out in one of the world’s most ro­man­tic cities.

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