Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world.
The Red Notebook
by Antoine Laurain, translated from the French by Jane Aitken and Emily Boyce
Published in March 2014 by Gallic Books
From Goodreads: Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There’s nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there’s all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?
I don’t remember where I came across this book. I think it was an article about great books in translation, and the summary made it sound really interesting. I haven’t checked yet to see if my local library has a copy. I should do that soon. It’s not very long, and it seems like it could be a pretty fun book to read.