The Little French Bistro

The Little French Bistro

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Marianne Messman, a housewife, wants to escape her loveless marriage and an uncaring and unfeeling husband of 35 years. She and her husband, army sergeant major Lothar, take a trip to Paris, during which Marianne leaps of the Pont Neuf into the Seine, but she is saved from drowning by a homeless man. Angered by her behaviour Major Lothar takes a coach trip back home to Germany, expecting that a psychologist will escort Marianne home a few days later. However, Marianne comes across a hand-painted scene of the tiny port of Kerdruc in Brittany, and becomes fixated with the place.
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2017]
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780451495587
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Pare, Simon - Translator


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Aug 15, 2017

I really enjoyed this book with all the different people and their stories and the mean person Marieanne finally found happiness.

DCPL_Christine Jul 20, 2017

A different twist on a story. I especially liked the "conquering" aspect. I was able to put it down and get right back into the story. The ending seemed to drag out a bit, it could have ended a couple of times before it finally did.

debwalker Jul 12, 2017

Getting back the life you were supposed to France.

Jun 28, 2017

There were so many good moments in this book that made for such an enjoyable read. Who hasn't wanted to disappear from their life as they know it and start anew? The characters and setting were just superb.


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