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The Paris Architect

A Novel

By Charles Belfoure, 1954-

"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." --Malcolm Gladwell

A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist)

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.

But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.

Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

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The Paris architect a novel

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2013

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9781402284311


Format: Book
Author: Belfoure, Charles, 1954-
Title: The Paris architect : a novel / Charles Belfoure.
Publisher Date: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2013]
Subject: Architects -- France -- Paris -- Fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.. Jews -- France -- History -- Fiction. France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction Paris (France) -- History -- 1940-1944 -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781402284311 (hbk.) 1402284314 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Belfoure
Oclc: 829740031
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Bib Id: 452585

Format: Book
Author: Belfoure, Charles, 1954-
Title: The Paris architect : a novel / Charles Belfoure.
Publisher, Date: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2013]
Description: 371 pages : map ; 24 cm
Subjects: Architects -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France -- Paris -- Fiction..
Subjects: Jews -- France -- History -- Fiction.
Subjects: France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction
Subjects: Paris (France) -- History -- 1940-1944 -- Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Notes: Includes a reading group guide and author Q & A.
LCCN: 2013017034
ISBN: 9781402284311 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1402284314 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Belfoure