Monday, February 4, 2013

*Violette Nozière: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris, by Sarah Maza

University of California Press, 2011
336 pp

Normally, I post nonfiction reads on a separate page (and I have with this one as well) but since this one ties into my reading theme this month, I'm posting a link to the discussion of this book here.   With the caveat that it's primarily geared to an academic audience, there is much to  like about this book, and it's an interesting look at sociocultural factors at work in Paris during the interwar period. 


  1. I'm glad you posted this -- the cover and title totally intrigue me! It might be too academic for me, but I'm going to give it a try1

    1. I don't think it's overly academic, actually, but I just wanted to let people know that it may be more than they bargained for. I bought this in 2012 thinking it was a true-crime novel and was a bit surprised.


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