Thorndike Press

The Paris Library

  • Janet Skeslien Charles
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  • ISBN-10: 1432879685
  • ISBN-13: 9781432879686
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 568 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2021
  • Simultaneous Publications

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An Award-Winning Author

Paris, 1939: Young and ambitious Odile Souchet has a dream job at the American Library in Paris. When the Nazis march into Paris, Odile stands to lose everything. Together with her fellow librarians, Odile joins the Resistance with the best weapons she has: books. When the war finally ends, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal.

Montana, 1983: Lily is a lonely teenager looking for adventure in small-town Montana. Her interest is piqued by her solitary, elderly neighbor. As Lily uncovers more about her neighbor’s mysterious past, she never suspects that a dark secret connects them.


Customer Reviews

“Intelligent and sensuously rich. . . . A novel tailor-made for those who cherish books and libraries.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“A love letter to Paris, the power of books, and the beauty of intergenerational friendship.”

— Booklist

“Delightful . . . richly detailed . . . Historical fiction fans will be drawn to the realistic narrative and the bond of friendship forged between a widow and a lonely young girl.”

— Publishers Weekly