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Contemporary Fiction

Goodbye, Paris

We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Anstey Harris, on your first novel!

by Anstey Harris

Quick take

A lyrical tale of love and its aftermath in the City of Light.

Good to know

  • Emotional

  • Forbidden Love

  • International

  • Love Triangle

Why I love it

I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn’t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I’m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading about a cello maker in the throes of a long-distance affair felt out of my wheelhouse. But skipping Goodbye, Paris would’ve been my loss.

From the beginn...


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...


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