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The Velvet Hours

(2016)
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From the international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Garden of Letters, comes a story—inspired by true events—of two women pursuing freedom and independence in Paris during WWII.

As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return. 


An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. Most striking of all are a beautiful string of pearls and a magnificent portrait of Marthe painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. As Marthe’s tale unfolds, like velvet itself, stitched with its own shadow and light, it helps to guide Solange on her own path. 

Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved.

Genre: Historical

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"A very special talent." - Kristin Hannah


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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Velvet Hours (Center Point Premier Fiction (Largeprint))
Author(s): Alyson Richman
ISBN: 1-68324-311-0 / 978-1-68324-311-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Velvet Hours (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Alyson Richman
ISBN: 0-606-39670-5 / 978-0-606-39670-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Velvet Hours
Author(s): Alyson Richman
ISBN: 0-425-26626-5 / 978-0-425-26626-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Velvet Hours: A Novel
Author(s): Alyson Richman
ISBN: 1-5047-4246-X / 978-1-5047-4246-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Velvet Hours: A Novel
Author(s): Alyson Richman
ISBN: 1-5047-4247-8 / 978-1-5047-4247-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Velvet Hours
Author(s): Alyson Richman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Velvet Hours
Author(s): Alyson Richman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Velvet Hours
Author(s): Alyson Richman
Publisher: Berkley
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