My thanks to Patricia Herlevi for her review of Parisian by Heart.

Bonjour Bellingham

Book Review

Parisian by Heart

Mari Mann

(Kindle & Amazon)

In turns delightful, witty, clever and intriguing, Mari Mann’s novel “Parisian by Heart” reminded me of the absurd Kafka at times, and at other times, a modern magic realism novel. At the heart the novel, told in a first person voice, we meet a woman with a mystery to solve. She gazes through the looking glass of her past to uncover when she developed an obsession for everything Parisian. Even more fascinating, this character, Suzy dabbles in the metaphysical world, bringing up soul travel, lucid dreaming and past lives. However, I don’t want to give the entire story away.

Mari Mann structures her chapters after the tarot deck Major Arcana cards. Then she provides readers with a puzzle made up of tarot card themes, histories of famous literary and arts figures, not to mention a cameo appearance by Julia Childs who shows…

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