Saturday, July 23, 2022

Paris in July- My French Book Reviews

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I'm kind of late to the party for the Paris in July French book party going on in the blogosphere but here is a list of some of my favorite books I've reviewed that were originally written in French.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, the book that put Europa Editions on the map.

Climates, by André Maurois, a great beach read of a romance novel, originally published in the 1920s.

Another frothy romance, Enough About Love, by Hervé le Tellier.

Fatale, by Jean-Patrick Manchette, a gritty, violent noir.

On Leave, by Daniel Anselme, a moving book about soldiers in the Algerian War.

The Truth About Marie, by Jean-Philippe Toussaint, about the end of a love affair.

The Last Brother, by Natacha Appanah, about World War 2 Mauritius- a gem.

The German Mujahid, by Boualem Sansal, an emotionally challenging novel about the legacy of the Holocaust for one German-Algerian family.

Of course these are just a few of my reviews of books in translation from the French. Hopefully you will find something to enjoy!

1 comment:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm reading a Hervé le Tellier book right now, and I'm enjoying it very much. It's not Enough About Love, but a frothy romance sounds good, too.