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This is the summer that Lewis Little, precocious thirteen-year-old, is spending in Paris with his beautiful mother, Alice, who is translating the latest medieval romance by Valentina Gavrilovich, the bestselling and exotic Russian émigré. This is the summer that the bewitching Valentina beckons from her sofa, and Lewis discovers an exquisite new world filled with passion and intrigue, set against the alluring backdrop of Paris.

But when Valentina disappears and Lewis takes it upon himself to find her, wondrous secrets suddenly turn sinister. This is the summer that Lewis, caught in a bizarre and dangerous romance, is about to face head-on the perilous force that transforms children into adults.

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"Drenched in tenderness and affection." The Washington Post

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"This book lingers in the memory like a good European vacation." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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"The Way I Found Her is at once a mystery story, a psychological exploration and a novel of ideas. That it should succeed and provoke on these various levels pays high tribute to Tremain's intellect; that it should do so while remaining as apparently weightless and as thoroughly engaging as any precocious adolescent's account of his summer holidays is a testament to Rose Tremain's superlative storytelling gifts." The New York Times Book Review

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"Rose Tremain is a master of shifting, provocative tone: she entertains, confronts, amuses, and threatens....In her seventh novel, the fascinated and occasionally dizzy reader reaches an even higher level of sheer enjoyment, all the richer for being mixed with sorrow...Tremain's brilliance in this work is to show what it is to be cherished in life, as only a child may, and what will always be regretted, as only an adult can do." San Francisco Chronicle

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Rose Tremain is the author of seven novels, including the bestselling Restoration, which received the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award in 1989, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and was made into an Academy Award®-winning film in 1995. Sacred Country won both the James Tait Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger in France. Ms. Tremain lives in London and Norwich, England.

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cariola119, April 16, 2010 (view all comments by cariola119)
If you think of Rose Tremain as mainly a writer of historical novels, this one will surprise you as much as it did me. In fact, I kept forgetting that I wasn't reading a novel by Ian McEwan. It's a mystery of sorts, involving a 13-year old English boy and a 40-ish Russian medieval romance writer. Lewis Little is spending the summer in France while his mother, a Scottish beauty, translates Valentina's latest work. He becomes obsessed with Valentina--an obsession whose depiction seemed very McEwanesque to me. Then, suddenly, Valentina disappears, and Lewis, not willing to leave matters to the police, determines to find her . . .

I certainly didn't enjoy this as much as Tremain's historical novels like Music and Silence, and I'm not much of a one for mysteries/crime novels. But overall, it kept my interest and was a pretty good read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671035709
Author:
Tremain, Rose
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
British
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Translators
Subject:
Novelists, Russian.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
1346
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 16.765 oz

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Product details 368 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780671035709 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Drenched in tenderness and affection."
"Review" by , "This book lingers in the memory like a good European vacation."
"Review" by , "The Way I Found Her is at once a mystery story, a psychological exploration and a novel of ideas. That it should succeed and provoke on these various levels pays high tribute to Tremain's intellect; that it should do so while remaining as apparently weightless and as thoroughly engaging as any precocious adolescent's account of his summer holidays is a testament to Rose Tremain's superlative storytelling gifts."
"Review" by , "Rose Tremain is a master of shifting, provocative tone: she entertains, confronts, amuses, and threatens....In her seventh novel, the fascinated and occasionally dizzy reader reaches an even higher level of sheer enjoyment, all the richer for being mixed with sorrow...Tremain's brilliance in this work is to show what it is to be cherished in life, as only a child may, and what will always be regretted, as only an adult can do."
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