The Red Notebook (Paperback)
This french author packs an enormous amount of story into just a few pages. When a man finds a woman's pocketbook in the trash bin, he sets off to track down the owner.— From Mary's Book List
May 2015 Indie Next List
“Parisian journalist Laurain delightfully proved his fiction-writing prowess with The President's Hat. Mistaken identities and twists of fate figure once again in this charming love story of a woman who is mugged and badly hurt and the bookseller who finds her purse and, for reasons he can't explain, embarks on a journey to find her and return the handbag and its contents. Set against the backdrop of the small bookstores and arrondissements of Paris, and featuring recent Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano, this is a story that is sure to please.”
— Anne Holman, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
'He was about to commit a forbidden act. A transgression. For no man should rummage through a woman's handbag.'
About the Author
Antoine Laurain is the award-winning author of nine novels including The Red Notebook (Indie Next, MIBA bestseller) and The President's Hat (Waterstones Book Club, Indies Introduce). His books have been translated into 25 languages and sold more than 200,000 copies in English. He lives in Paris. Emily Boyce is a translator and editor. She was shortlisted for the French Book Office New Talent in Translation Award in 2008, the French-American Translation Prize in 2016, and the Scott Moncrieff Prize in 2021. She lives in London. Jane Aitken is a publisher and translator from the French.