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The Resource A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable

A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable

Label
A Paris apartment
Title
A Paris apartment
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Gable
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discovering a horde of treasure in a Paris apartment that had been shuttered for decades, Sotheby's furniture specialist April Vogt finds a cache of letters and journals by a renowned Belle Epoque courtesan whose sophisticated life compels April to reevaluate her own
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Summary
"When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit ninth arrondissement apartment, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for seventy years." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the dust and 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. And then there are letters and journals written by the woman in the painting, documents showing she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly it's no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about a life. Two lives, actually. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. When the two things she left bubbling back in the States begin to boil over, April starts to wonder whether she'll ever find--in the apartment, or in her life--just what she's looking for"--
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300526
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gable, Michelle
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-realisation
  • Americans
  • Self-realisation in women
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055038542
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781250067777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)889524124
Label
A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055038542
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781250067777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)889524124

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