The Paris Hours
Updated: Jul 2, 2020
The Paris Hours is a beautifully written novel about a day in the life of four ordinary people with extraordinary problems, set in post-WW1 Paris. Each grapples with a seemingly unsolvable dilemma which is connected to a celebrity in some way---Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, and Josephine Baker--which serves to heighten the sense of time and place in the story. I had a bit of a struggle keeping the characters straight, but The Paris Hours was worth the effort. It's an engaging odyssey into the past that enriches the soul with its message of the beauty of the human spirit. When these four characters cross paths at the end of the book, the result leaves you breathless! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 on our Goodreads Ripe Reaps group. Hardcover 272 pages; Audiobook 9 hours.