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Roughout the story Camille unravels the mysterious and ultimately fatal relationship between the two women who fatal relationship between the two women who to be her true mother What begins as a harmless wish turns in to a string of lies and masterfully concocted plans that estroys the lives of Annie and Elisabeth This was a pleasant short read fit for anyone interested in this genre While the writing was not as smooth as I hoped it to be in some places The Confidant still has a masterfully woven plot that is sure to keep readers flipping uickly until the end I finished this one last night and I can t stop thinking about it The story and the characters are still haunting me even though I closed the book I think this is one of my new favorites I really liked this book and I was feeling as if it would be a solid four star novel and then wow The very last paragraph came along and it earned that last star for an awesome conclusion I was thinking that it was going to finish in the conventionally predictable manner but I was so wrong I actually Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone didn t see that coming Sure elements of the conclusion were not completely unexpected but the very end was just brilliant I really liked the change in perspective among the characters They were all soifferent and I loved how they all revealed the various aspects of the story until it came together clearly At times it was horrific and tragic but ultimately somewhat uplifting in an strange kind of way I ended up really liking the Louis character of course and hoping the rest of them could just be better people than they Really Were Fortunately This were Fortunately this fiction but the story is compelling enough that it s easy to forget that at least for a little while After the Code pnal 2020 annot. dition limite - 117e d. death of her mother Camille Werner is going through the condolence letters when she comes across a letter that is rather strange First of all it s not addressed to her the envelope is but the contents aren t There s no return address And itoesn t read like a letter but embarks on a story The writer Louis tells of meeting and befriending Annie as a child in the village of N in 1933 He was twelve Annie was ten and the world was changingCamille thinks at first that the letters have been addressed to her by mistake that there must be someone else in Paris with the same name as her but she can t find one The letters keep arriving the story keeps unfolding Louis mo I wasn t at all sure story keeps unfolding Louis mo I wasn t at all sure The Confidant when I first picked it up I was happy with the prospect of a story set in wartime France but I was a little worried that the story was told through a series of anonymous letters in the 1970s Wasn t that just a little bit contrived Maybe but the opening won me over I got a letter one The Peoples Songs day a long letter that wasn t signed This was uite an event because I ve never received much mail in my life My letter box had neverone than inform me that the sea was warm or that the snow was good so I City of Big Shoulders didn t open it very often Once a week maybe twice in a gloomy week when I hoped that s letter would suddenly change my life completely and utterly like a telephone call can or a trip on the m tro or closing my eyes and counting to ten before opening them again And then my motheried And that was plenty as far as changing my life went you re mother s Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles death you can t get much better than that Suddenly that premise made sense A story that could only be told once certain of the protagonists wereead I found myself liking Camille She was bereaved she was pregnant and she was none to sure what she was going to My Name is Bob do The letters told the story of a boy and a girl who had grown up in the same village Louis and Annie First they were friends and then they were sweethearts They might have lived happily ever after But then Monsieur and Madame M settled in the village Annie was a talented artist and Madame M noticed her encouraged her took her under her wing They grew close And when Annieiscovered the source of Madame M s sadness that she could not carry a child she offered to carry one for her It was an extraordinary offer And it was accepted The relationship between Annie and Monsieur M that was supposed to be ispassionate turned into a passionate love affair Madame M saw that She was jealous she was angry and Raire es Clubs Billy Bragg de Lecture Saint Germain en Laye 2011 în Germania primind Euregio Schüler Literaturpreis 2013Paris 1975 După tragicul accident în care şi pierde mama tânăra editoare Camille Wernerescoperă printre misivele previzibile un plic ciudat În el o scrisoare Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary de câteva pagini relatând întâmplăriin copilăria unor necunoscuţi O eroare a poştei sau poate o scăpare a expeditorului anonim crede Camille Dar pr. He wanted revenge Monsieur M was caught up in the war and the two women were left with the child Both of them wanted to be her mother but only one of them could The story was melodramatic and not entirely believable And yet it worked because the emotions were so strong and because they rang so very true And because it was told so very cleverly with Louis sending letters and pages from Annie s journal and with Camille reading and wondering what it all meant Was it a badly misjudged joke She worked in publishing could it be an extraordinary pitch for a novel Or was it real And if it was real what id that mean about her identity about the mother she had lost The first half of the book had me captivated I was first charmed and then gripped by the story And I was asking the same uestions that Camille was asking herself The story twisted and turned and I kept changing my mind The tension grew Such clever writing In time of course Camille that she was being told a true story that she was being told for a reason and she studied the letters for clues to what that reason might be where she might find the sender She thought she had him pinned own And then a package arrived The journal of Madame M It told the same
story from a The Majors Daughter different perspective and with some tellingifferences I wondered who if anyone was reliable from a Miss Shumway Waves a Wand different perspective and with some tellingifferences I wondered who if anyone was reliable I really couldn t The Touch decide But I appreciated that there was no black and white only shades of grey and that there would be no easy resolution for Camille I found a greateal to think about friendship love passion motherhood jealousy revenge war regret conseuences The writing was uneven and there was always a hint of contrivance but I believed in the characters and their relationships and I thought the plotting was very well one The ending was very well judged
And Though The Story Was Flawed I though the story was flawed I still thinking about it The plot of this book seemed uite interesting at first but I just could not bring myself to like this bookYes the way the author had handled the ifferent points of view were interestingYes the historical events were uite accurate and interestingYes the plot seemed interestingHere is where it all fell apart The language was messy and whenever there was a change of POV it was often unclear to me which of the characters were actually narrating It might be that of POV it was often unclear to me which of the characters were actually narrating It might be that translated Norwegian version of the book had a hand in messing up thelanguage but I can t say for sure It ruined the flow of the story for me at leastWorst however was the infinite stupidity of the characters in the book There was such a total lack of communication and honesty between all of them on every possible emotional level that I kept wanting to scream at them and toss the book away Maybe there are people who are so Different Class dysfunctional out there that they are unable to prop Find this and other reviews at I had such high hopes for Helene Gr millon s The Confidant but this bookidn t work for me at all From the first pages I struggled with this one pushing myself to finish it for the sole purpose of being able to say it The Essential Good Food Guide didn t kick my assTo be fair part the problem has too with my reasons for picking up the book in the first place I routinely browse the New Release shelves at my local library and got really excited when I Textbook of Wisdom discovered what appeared in part to be a WWII era story set in occupied France I love the time period and couldn t resist bringing the book home with me Un A book that will stay with me for a long time The themes motherhood love betrayalesperation etc touched upon in the book were very thought provoking Gr millon In Defence of Dogs did a wonderful job of leading me toespise Madame M in the first portion of the book Annie s portion and then within the first few pages of Madame M s portion I found myself not only sympathizing with her but understanding herOne thing I think Gr millon id especially well was to make me think on that saying from childhood There are always two sides to the same story Or perhaps perspectives but the point remains that you really on t know everything about a story or situation until you hear the stories from all involved And even then you must consider whether the teller has omitted or changed The City in Mind details for their own reaso. Imul plic eoar începutul unui şir Revenge (The Red Ledger de scrisori care filă cu filăeapănă povestea a ouă iubiri imposibile şi a nenumărate vieţi sfărâmate Încetul cu încetul Camille înţelege că teribila taină pe care vrea să i o împărtăşească autorul anonim o priveşte chiar pe ea În acest roman care are suflul marilor istorisiri Hélène Grémillon asociază pasiunea cu suspansul psihologic într un admirabil stil literar. .
First Sentence I got a letter one ay a long letter that wasn t signedCamille Warner is in publishing pregnant abandoned by her lover and sorting through condolences from her mother s eath ONE LETTER MUCH THICKER THAN THE letter much thicker than the stands out not only for its size but its lack of either salutation or signature and seems to be part of a story As segments arrive Camille is curious thinking perhaps it s an author looking to be published then intrigued as the characters begin to be identified As the story evolves Camille realizes just how personal the story is In the beginning it s not easy to identify which narrator is speaking when Usually I find this highly annoying I on t however believe the story really would not have worked any other way I also realized that after only a few pages I was so immersed in the story I Penguins Poems for Life didn t mind In the beginning there were a few portents always a major flaw in my view but even those I forgive The author scharacter s voice with the help of her translator immediatelyrew me in Her writing is punctuated with small truths that are both illuminating and isturbing As the curtain fluttered closed I thought of how once the last survivor of a family is ead there is no one left to receive letters of condolence and It is not other people who inflict the worse isappointments but the shock between reality and the extravagance of our imagination I shan t tell you any about the characters beyond my summary above Learning who they are reading their stories as they unfold and learning how the relationships intertwine is all integral to the plot itself It should not be spoiled The story is set in two time periods the 1975 present and the years before WWII I appreciated learning of the milestones in history leading up to the war and seeing the European in this case French perspective of events In some ways the notions as to how women conceive and remedies for infertility were isturbing as they were immediate to the story This is a story within a story within a story within a story I was Divine Beauty drawn in immediately and kept turning the pages to the very end Whatever youo DO NOT cheat and read the ending particularly the poem until you reach it in its proper time The Confidant is a very compelling book I Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone do highly recommend reading THE CONFIDANT Novel Camille France Contemp1940s ExGremillon Helen Alison Anderson Translator StandalonePenguin Books 2012 This is aual timeline novel that alternates between 1975 and the years before Down to the Sea in Ships during after WWIIIn 1975 in Paris Camille has just lost her mother when she receives a long unsigned letter She tries to find the anonymous sender to no avail and she keeps getting letters about a woman named Annie and a man called Louisescribing their lives Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, during the Second WW Somehow she feels this must be related to her butoesn t understand why or howI thought I had my share of WWII books but this one reads as a mystery which happens to be one of my favorite genres and although it speaks of the horrors of the war no way not to mention them it s about the peopleIt s also about Camille and the ecisions she will make with her life and how the letters influence her 30 years later after the events the letters narrateGreat book beautifully written and translatedI received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review What will an hopelessly Chain of Fire deranged and infertile Frenchwomano to have her own child EverythingI received my ARC of The Confidant from her own child EverythingI received my ARC of The Confidant from Reads What initially piued my interest was how reviewers compared the novel to Sarah s Key and having read and enjoyed that novel I hoped to catch myself reading about The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, drama and mystery set against the backdrop of WWII in France The Confidant is similar to Sarah s Key in the way that they are both set on the same stage and both writers organized their stories by jumping back and forth between two timelinesstories That said The Confidant filled with feelings of lust betrayal and atonementeals with the personal afflictions of the characters as they seek their The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur desires and hide from theiremonsLouis a man tangled in an unfortunate triangle writes a series of letters to publisher Camille urging her to understand her complicated beginnings Th. Un adevărat fenomen editorial romanul Maharaj deebut al scriitoarei franceze Hélène Grémillon a Kuduz devenit bestseller imediatupă apariţie în 2010 fiind tradus până în prezent în 27 e ţări Confidentul a fost încununat în Franţa cu numeroase premii printre care Lauriers Verts e la Forêt The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, des Livres – Prixu Premier Roman 2010 Prix Palissy 2011 Prix Emmanuel Roblès 2011 Prix Montalembert 2011 şi Prix Jeune Talent Litté.