The Resource A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable

A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable

Label
A Paris apartment
Title
A Paris apartment
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Gable
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit ninth arrondissement apartment, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for seventy years." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque. And then there are letters and journals written by the woman in the painting, documents showing she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly it's no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about a life. Two lives, actually. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. When the two things she left bubbling back in the States begin to boil over, April starts to wonder whether she'll ever find--in the apartment, or in her life--just what she's looking for"--
Summary
"When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit ninth arrondissement apartment, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for seventy years." She hears Paris. She hears escape. Once in France, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder's repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there's a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Epoque. And then there are letters and journals written by the woman in the painting, documents showing she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable decolletage. Suddenly it's no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It's about a life. Two lives, actually. With the help of a salty (and annoyingly sexy) Parisian solicitor and the courtesan's private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman's life, April can't help but take a deeper look into her own. When the two things she left bubbling back in the States begin to boil over, April starts to wonder whether she'll ever find--in the apartment, or in her life--just what she's looking for"--
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300526
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gable, Michelle
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.A237
LC item number
P37 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Self-realization in women
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
Target audience
adult
Label
A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871187034
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781250048738
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014007020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)871187034
Label
A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871187034
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781250048738
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014007020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)871187034

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