A Novel

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Noah is only days away from his first trip back to Nice since he was a child when a social worker calls looking for a temporary home for Michael, his eleven-year-old great-nephew. Though he has never met the boy, he gets talked into taking him along to France. This odd couple, suffering from jet lag and culture shock, argue about everything from steak haché to screen time, and the trip is looking like a disaster. But as Michael's ease with tech and sharp eye help Noah unearth troubling details about their family's past, both of them come to grasp the risks that people in all eras have run for their loved ones, and find they are more akin than they knew.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2019
Edition: 1st Canadian ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION DON
Characteristics: 339 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Aug 29, 2019

An almost 80-year-old man makes the trip of a lifetime to Nice, France, with an 11-year-old boy. Noah is a retired professor and the boy (Michael) is his great-nephew and desperately in need of a home while his mother is in prison. In addition to the great conversations they have attempting to bridge the conversation gap, there is a mystery involving a set of snapshots that were taken by Noah's mother during WW II. Noah and Michael have an unusual chemistry together and I loved following about their adventures in Nice. I couldn't help but think of Mr. Bean's Holiday!

debwalker Aug 27, 2019

A retired New York professor's life is thrown into chaos when he takes a young great-nephew to the French Riviera, in hopes of uncovering his own mother's wartime secrets - Goodreads. Seems like everyone who went through WW2 had plenty of secrets.

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