The House I Loved

The House I Loved

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From Tatiana de Rosnay, the "New York Times" bestselling author of" Sarah's Key" and "A Secret Kept, "comes "The House I Loved," an absorbing new novel about one woman's resistance during an epoque that shook Paris to its very coreParis, France: 1860s. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, molding it into a "modern city." The reforms will erase generations of history--and in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand. Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end. As others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years."

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250012880
  • 9781250012883
  • 589,425

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Praise for The House I Loved: "In her quietly elegant 11th novel, the bestselling author of "Sarah's Key" again explores the idea of home as both sanctuary and embodiment of history... [Rose's] letters, poetic and honest, reveal a world soon to be destroyed by progress. A mesmerizing look at how the homes and neighborhoods we occupy hold not only our memories but our secrets as well." - People (3 out of 4 stars)"De Rosnay's delicacy and the flavor of her beloved Paris are everywhere in this brief but memorable book. Replete with treats, particularly for Paris-lovers--indeed for anyone wedded to a special place." - "Kirkus" (starred review)"Those who enjoyed "Sarah's Key" will recognize de Rosnay's love for her native France and appreciate the poignancy and tenacity of her characters." - "Booklist""" "The core of Paris by a phenomenal novelist."" - Elle (France)""" "Fraught with drama, as the "Sarah's Key" author aims to create an immersive experience in a hugely transformative period in Paris...when the city was torn between modernity and tradition. In Rose, one gets the clear sense of a woman losing her place in a changing world." - "Publishers Weekly""" "Whether you approve of Baron Haussmann's modernization of the French capital or not, Tatiana de Rosnay's new book, "The House I Loved, "is sure to enthrall those who want to learn more about this fascinating period in history." - "Out and About In Paris"

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About Tatiana De Rosnay

TATIANA DE ROSNAY is the author of ten novels, including" The" "New York Times "bestselling novels "Sarah's Key "and "A Secret Kept. Sarah's Key "is an international sensation with more than 5 million copies sold in forty countries worldwide and has been made into a major motion picture. Together with Dan Brown and Stieg Larsson, de Rosnay was named one of the top three fiction writers in Europe in 2010. She lives with her husband and two children in Paris.

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