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Colorado Bookshelf: “The Light of Paris”


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


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 5280.

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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