Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The House I Loved

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait to get my grubby hands on The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay which comes out February 2012!

Goodreads Summary:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Sarah’s Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman’s resistance during an époque that shook Paris to its very core. Paris, France: 1860’s. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a “modern city.” The reforms will erase generations of history—but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand.

Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. The House I Loved is both a poignant story of one woman’s indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls...


  1. New book to add to my list =D thanks for sharing ^_^ this one sounds good! yey!

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  2. Oh this sounds very good I've never seen it before!

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  3. Sounds interesting! I really enjoyed Sarah´s Key, so I can´t wait to read more from Miss De Rosnay.

  4. I'm way excited for this one too! I loved, loved, loved Sarah's Key!

  5. I just found this book on the USA Books list of 30 books to read this winter. Sounds like an interesting plot and I wish the author luck with it!