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Goodbye, Paris

A Novel
Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant in Goodbye, Paris, an utterly charming novel that proves that sometimes you have to break your heart to make it whole. 

Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn’t been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music college years ago. Since then, she’s built a quiet life for herself in her small English village, repairing instruments and nurturing her long-distance affair with David, the man who has helped her rebuild her life even as she puts her dreams of a family on hold until his children are old enough for him to leave his loveless marriage. 

But when David saves the life of a woman in the Paris Metro, his resulting fame shines a light onto the real state of the relationship(s) in his life. Shattered, Grace hits rock bottom and abandons everything that has been important to her, including her dream of entering and winning the world’s most important violin-making competition. Her closest friends - a charming elderly violinist with a secret love affair of his own, and her store clerk, a gifted but angst-ridden teenage girl - step in to help, but will their friendship be enough to help her pick up the pieces? 

Filled with lovable, quirky characters, this poignant novel explores the realities of relationships and heartbreak and shows that when it comes to love, there’s more than one way to find happiness.

©2018 Anstey Harris (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Just ok. <br />

Overall it was a little dull. I wish there wasn't so much detail about building the instruments. I thought it would be more of a story about her heartache but it's not.

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  • Syd Young
  • PARIS, TX, United States
  • 12-11-18

Delightful Twist of a “Mozart in the Jungle” story

Absolutely gorgeous. A delight for both a Paris lover and. Music lover, and for those of us lucky enough to have had friends rescue us from time to time. I’m proud of Grace and her journey! I just finished binging on Mozart in the Jungle. This was different but also perfectly in line with what I loved about that show.

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  • CB
  • 09-13-18

An ok story

This was a good story but I thought it focused too much on the instrument making which got a little boring. Interesting characters and a good narrator though.