Get your summer reading on with these 4 great novels, written by different Francophone authors, that will take you near and far, from the present to the past. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (La Vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert), 2012, is a novel by Swiss author Joël Dicker. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again... Read entire plot summaryhere.
Kamouraska, 1970, is a novel written by Anne Hébert. Set in 19th century Quebec, it tells the story of a woman, Elisabeth D'Aulnières, who conspires with her lover, an American doctor, to kill her husband, the seigneur of Kamouraska... Read entire plot summaryhere.
The Ladies' Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames), 1883, by French author Émile Zola. The Ladies' Paradise is a compelling story of ambition and love set against the backdrop of the spectacular rise of the department store in 1860s Paris... Read entire plot summary here.
Sarcelles-Dakar, 2006, by Senegalese author Insa Sané. Djiraël lives in Sarcelles, France. Accustomed to the permanent company of his friends, to their discussions about girls and designer clothes... Read entire plot summary here.