Do you enjoy talking to people about what you read? If so, I’m glad you found this page. I’m starting a monthly online book club with questions posted at the end of the month for people to discuss.
March’s book is going to be A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable. I have not read this book yet – I will be reading it along with you. I bought this ebook when it was on sale one day. I saw it on my daily BookBub email about ebook deals. The plot sounds intriguing and I love historical fiction.
Here is the Goodreads summary:
Bienvenue à Paris!
When April Vogt’s boss tells her about an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been discovered after being shuttered for the past seventy years, the Sotheby’s continental furniture specialist does not hear the words “dust” or “rats” or “decrepit.” She hears Paris. She hears escape.
Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder’s repository. Beneath the cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine, and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there’s a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque, Giovanni Boldini. And then there are letters and journals written by the very woman in the painting, Marthe de Florian. These documents reveal that she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly April’s quest is no longer about the bureaux plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It’s about discovering the story behind this charismatic woman.
We will just have a discussion of the whole book this month on Wednesday, March 29.
April’s book will be announced early in March.
Comment below if you plan on joining us or if you’ve read the book before and what you thought of it! Looking forward to this online book club!