Book review: Encre sympathique

Encre sympathique

Encre sympathique
by Patrick Modiano
144 pages
Literary fiction

It was translated in English (Invisible Ink) in 2020 by Mark Polizzotti

I fell in love with Modiano‘s writing back in 1978 with Rue des boutiques obscures (Prix Goncourt – translated as Missing Person). Since then, after reading several more of his novels, I got sometimes tired of his style, with so many characteristics common to all his novels.
Still, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2014. And some of his later novels had even sometimes elements closer to the mystery genre, like Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier, translated as So you don’t get lost in the neighborhood).
A French student of mine managed to convince me to try Encre sympathique.

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Book review and giveaway: The Education of Delhomme

The Education of Delhomme

The Education Of Delhomme:
Chopin, Sand, & La France
by Nancy Burkhalter
History Through Fiction
November 17, 2020
280 pages
Historical fiction


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My last review made you travel from Provence to Jerusalem in the 12th century. With The Education of Delhomme, we’ll mostly remain in Paris in the mid-19th century, in the company of famous artists.

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Book review and giveaway: Alina: A Song for the Telling

Alina_A Song For the Telling

Alina: A Song for the Telling
by Malve von Hassell
BHC Press
232 pages
Middle Grade historical fiction

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A few years ago, historical fiction was the genre I read most. My reading taste has evolved, and now I need to find a unique historical novel to grab my interest. I definitely found it in Alina: A Song for the Telling. Click to continue reading