The Lost Manuscript

This title is definitely one of the most enjoyable books that I have ever read. It opens with a French woman, Anne-Lise Briard, who has returned a cherished manuscript to its author, Sylvestre Fahmer. Finding it in a nightstand drawer in a French hotel by the sea, Anne-Lise read and loved it and decided to locate its author. Sylvestre had lost it in Montreal in 1983, and the novel is a series of letters written back and forth between these two characters and many more, as they trace the path of the novel from April of 2016 in France, back to its origin in Canada, thirty-three years before. The characters are wonderful; they feel like friends once you have finished reading the novel. I give it 5.5 stars.

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