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The Red Notebook (2015)


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FictionFICTION/LAURAIN,AOn Holdshelf
Published: London : Gallic Books, 2015
Description:  159 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781908313867, 1908313862,
Language:  English

"First published in France as Le femme au carnet rouge by Flammarion, 2014"--Title page verso

Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street and feels compelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and jottings reveals a person that Laurent would very much like to meet. Without even a name to go on, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?--Page [4] cover

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Additional Credits:
Boyce, Emily, translator
Aitken, Jane, translator

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The Red Notebook

The day after a woman has been mugged outside of her apartment building, Laurent is on his way to work when he finds an expensive handbag lying on top of a trash bin, minus its wallet. When he tries to turn it in at the police station, it is too busy for him to wait so he decides to take it home.

Determined to reunite the purse to its rightful owner Laurent sifts through the contents and finds a red notebook that only divulges her first name, Laure. Once Laurent realizes that he has crossed a line of privacy and propriety after he discovers where she lives, he retreats. Nevertheless, this is not the end of the story.

At only 189 pages, author Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook is an enjoyable, charming, quick read; an account about how a brief moment of time can shift ordinary lives, leaving a door open to the future when these two main characters’ lives converge.

The book is set in France and translated from French into English.


Lovely short story about a man who attempts to track down the owner of a stolen purse he finds in the trash on a Parisian street. Can be read in one sitting - its quite enjoyable.

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