Alex George discusses his new novel, The Paris Hours with book blogger Suzanne Leopold.
Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city’s most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they’ve lost. Over the course of a day in 1927, the paths of four people seeking the extraordinary spiral closer and closer, until they collide in one moment. Inspired by the diaries of Marcel Proust's maid, Alex George brings to life a vibrant city, its well-known landmarks, secret side streets, and achingly human residents. This book is perfect for the 2020 Adult Summer Reading Challenge: Read a book by an author speaking a the library!
“The story explores the effects and events of World War I and the magnificence of Paris through the lens of the four characters, and the climax brings their paths together in an exciting read that you won't be able to put down.” —CNN.com
A native of England, Alex George read law at Oxford University and worked for eight years as a corpora
te lawyer in London and Paris. He has lived in the Midwest of the United States for the last sixteen years. He is the founder and director of the Unbound Book Festival, and is the owner of Skylark Bookshop, an independent bookstore in downtown Columbia, Missouri.
Suzanne Leopold is the creator of SuzyApproved.com which is her website for sharing book reviews. Her platform is active across many social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where she has accumulated over ten thousand followers. She is also the founder of SuzyApprovedBookTours.com where she aggregates her community of bloggers across social media platforms to support authors with book launches. Suzanne has prior work experience as an accountant for Viacom and Unilever where she put her CPA and MBA to good use. Suzanne has been a Westport resident for over twenty years and enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage sons.