Cercle de lecture – Intermediate & Advanced Level – March 4, 2019

Le Confident by Hélène Gremillon 

Cercle de Lecture / Book Club in French – Monday, March 4 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Paris, 1975. While sifting through condolence letters after her mother’s death, Camille finds a long, handwritten missive that she assumes came by mistake. But every Tuesday brings another installment from a stranger named Louis, a man separated from his first love, Annie, in the years before World War II. In his tale, Annie falls victim to the merciless plot of a wealthy, barren couple just as German troops arrive in Paris. But also awaiting Camille’s discovery is the other side of the story – one that calls into question Annie’s innocence and reveals the devastating consequences of revenge. As Camille reads on, she realizes that her own life may be the next chapter in this tragic story…


Hélène Grémillon worked in advertising and journalism before becoming a writer. Born in France, she currently lives in Paris with her family. This is her first novel.

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Upcoming Cercles de Lecture 2019

  • Monday, April 8: Au Bonheur des Ogres by Daniel Pennac
  • Monday, May 6: Un roman français by Frédéric Beigbeder
  • Monday, June 1: L’écume des jours by Boris Vian


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