Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain

Parisian bookstore owner Laurent Letellier takes an abandoned burgundy purse to the police, realizing that it was probably dumped after a robbery. The police are underwhelmed.  Certain that the woman would like her belongings back, Laurent gingerly opens the purse and begins his own investigation.

In an effort to locate the mystery woman, an intrigued Laurent reads from a red notebook found in the handbag.  Who is she?  What happened to her?  Snippets from the journal allow the bookseller to get to know the owner of the purse, and forces him to think about his own relationships and confront issues in his own life.

In this elegant and charming tale of lost and found, you will grow to root for these characters and you can’t help yourself when you hope for their happiness.

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