Michelle Gable, Writer

Michelle Gable, Writer

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A Paris Apartment

Paris Rainy Street

Where Moulin Rouge meets The Paris Wife lies A PARIS APARTMENT…

When April Vogt’s boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit apartment in the ninth arrondissement, the Sotheby’s continental furniture specialist does not hear the words dust or rats or shuttered for seventy years. She hears Paris. She hears escape.

Once in Paris, April quickly learns the apartment is not merely some rich hoarder’s repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a goldmine and not because of the actual gold (or painted ostrich eggs or mounted rhinoceros horns or bronze bathtub). First, there’s a portrait by one of the masters of the Belle Époque. And there are letters and journals written by the woman in the painting, documents showing she was more than a renowned courtesan with enviable décolletage. Suddenly it’s no longer about the bureau plats and Louis-style armchairs that will fetch millions at auction. It’s about a life. Two lives, actually.

With the help of a salty Parisian solicitor and the courtesan’s private documents, April tries to uncover the secrets buried in the apartment. As she digs into one woman’s life, April can’t help but take a deeper look into her own. When two things she left bubbling back in the States begin to boil over, April starts to wonder if in this apartment or in this life, she’ll ever find what she’s looking for.

Coming from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press on April 22, 2014.

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Michelle is this your book? When and where can I get it?!

lllsquared

June 8, 2013

I’m so excited for you – can NOT WAIT for the book!

Melissa

June 8, 2013

It comes out in Spring/Summer 2014. I’ll keep you posted on exact timing!

Michelle Gable

June 8, 2013

I just read the book summary. Wow! Sounds awesome and I can’t wait to read it. Can I get an advance copy since I’m a Tri-Delt? 🙂

Karen

June 9, 2013

I am quite pleased to have stumbled across this delightful teaser for your work and would welcome email updates on its publication. May your inspiration continue to thrive!
Sincere regards, Abigail H. of Columbus, Ohio

Abigail

January 6, 2014

Thank you for the note Abigail! I’m glad the topic is interesting to you. I think you can subscribe to this blog for updates (not sure how that works – not a techie person). I’m also on Facebook at facebook.com/michellegable and Twitter at @MGableWriter for updates. The book comes out on April 22. 🙂 Thanks again! Happy New Year!

Michelle Gable

January 7, 2014

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