The Paris Architect

Genre:Historical Fiction

ISBN:978-1-4022-9868-4

Binding: Hardcover

Price:$23.99

For Book Clubs Who Loved:The Night Circus, A Reliable Wife, Water for Elephants

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3-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

Batten down the hatches. This book will make you smile one moment and then pull your heartstrings all the way down to Davy Jones’s locker. Get ready for some fun book club talks that also touch on serious social issues.

Praise for The Magician's Lie

The Magician's Lie is riveting, compelling, beautiful, frightening, evocative and above all magical. Don't miss this immersive novel of suspense and wonder from an exciting new voice in historical fiction!” — International Bestseller M.J. Rose

About the Book

All The Amazing Arden is the most notorious female illusionist of her day, renowned for sawing a man in half. One night, with policeman Virgil Holt in the audience, she swaps her saw for a fire ax. A new trick or an all-too-real murder? When a dead body is discovered, the answer seems clear. But under Holt's interrogation, what Arden’s story reveals is both unbelievable and spellbinding. Even handcuffed and alone, she is far from powerless. During one eerie night, Holt must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free…and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.

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Genre:Historical Fiction

ISBN:978-1-4022-9868-4

Binding: Hardcover

Price:$23.99

For Book Clubs Who Loved:The Night Circus, A Reliable Wife, Water for Elephants

Book Club Mood Match:

3-anchors - Sourcebooks Book Club

Batten down the hatches. This book will make you smile one moment and then pull your heartstrings all the way down to Davy Jones’s locker. Get ready for some fun book club talks that also touch on serious social issues.

Praise for The Magician's Lie

The Magician's Lie is riveting, compelling, beautiful, frightening, evocative and above all magical. Don't miss this immersive novel of suspense and wonder from an exciting new voice in historical fiction!” — International Bestseller M.J. Rose

About the Book

All The Amazing Arden is the most notorious female illusionist of her day, renowned for sawing a man in half. One night, with policeman Virgil Holt in the audience, she swaps her saw for a fire ax. A new trick or an all-too-real murder? When a dead body is discovered, the answer seems clear. But under Holt's interrogation, what Arden’s story reveals is both unbelievable and spellbinding. Even handcuffed and alone, she is far from powerless. During one eerie night, Holt must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free…and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.

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Best Book Club Snacks: Gourmet popcorn, chocolate covered espresso beans, caramel apples

Best Wine: Rose Sparkling Wine; we suggest: Graham Beck Brut Rose, Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto D’Acqui, Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose

Best Beer: Dessert Beer; we suggest: Rogue Chocolate Stout, B.Nektar Cherry Chipotle Melomel Mead

Best Coffee: Extra Bold coffee; we suggest: Green Mountain Dark Magic, Starbucks Sumatra, Newman’s Own Special Blend Extra Bold

Best Tea: Spicy Chai Tea; we suggest: Adagio Thai Chai, Teavana Masala Chai Black Tea, Big Train Spiced Chai Latte

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Genre: Historical Fiction                               

ISBN: 978-1-4022-9415-0      

Binding: Trade Paper        

Price: $14.99

For book clubs who loved: City of Women; Sarah's Key; Those Who Save Us

 

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

 

Praise for The Paris Architect

“A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man’s unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second World War.” —Malcolm Gladwell
 
About the Book
Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn’t really believe in. Ultimately he can’t resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces—behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe—detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails horribly and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.
 
Written by an expert whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every life the architect tries to save.
 

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Best beer: Beer cocktails; we suggest: Snake bite, Black velvet, Black and Tan

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The Bridal Chair

The Magician's Lie

As a child growing up in 1920s Paris, Ida Chagall copes with her father Marc Chagall’s brilliant artistic mind, overbearing ego, and the tight leash he keeps on her. But as Ida blossoms into a young woman, she begins to glimpse freedom and opportunities for herself. When she falls in love for the first time, her father paints The Bridal Chair as her wedding present, a symbol of his anger that pierces Ida to the heart. Against a backdrop of the Nazi invasion of France, Ida fights for her own survival as an independent young woman while nurturing the dark creative genius of her parents.

The Amazing Arden is the most notorious female illusionist of her day, renowned for sawing a man in half. One night, with policeman Virgil Holt in the audience, she swaps her saw for a fire ax. A new trick or an all-too-real murder? When a dead body is discovered, the answer seems clear. But under Holt's interrogation, what Arden’s story reveals is both unbelievable and spellbinding. Even handcuffed and alone, she is far from powerless. During one eerie night, Holt must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free…and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.
 
 

 

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