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Colorado Bookshelf: “The Light of Paris”

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Novel: The Light of Paris (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, July 12)

Author: Highlands Ranch’s Eleanor Brown, whose first novel, The Weird Sisters, became a 2011 New York Times best-seller

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Synopsis: The plot alternates between Margie—a character based on Brown’s grandmother—who spends time in 1920s-era Paris, and her granddaughter, Madeleine, who finds Margie’s journals at a pivotal time in her life.

Verdict: Both women are fairly one-dimensional, but Brown’s writing is vivid and clever, especially when describing both Paris and Madeleine’s fictional hometown of Magnolia.

This article appeared in the July 2016 issue of .

Mary Clare Fischer, Assistant Editor

Mary Clare Fischer co-edits 5280’s Compass, Adventure, and Culture sections; writes for multiple sections of the magazine; and blogs weekly about health and wellness for 5280.com.

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