Monday, May 19, 2014

The Other Story by Tatiana DeRosany






The Other Story
by
Tatinna De Rosnay

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (April 15, 2014)

Vacationing at a luxurious Tuscan island resort, Nicolas Duhamel is hopeful that the ghosts of his past have finally been put to rest… Now a bestselling author, when he was twenty-four years old, he stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family – a secret that was carefully concealed. In shock, Nicholas embarked on a journey to uncover the truth that took him from the Basque coast to St. Petersburg – but the answers wouldn’t come easily.

In the process of digging into his past, something else happened. Nicolas began writing a novel that was met with phenomenal success, skyrocketing him to literary fame whether he was ready for it or not – and convincing him that he had put his family’s history firmly behind him. But now, years later, Nicolas must reexamine everything he thought he knew, as he learns that, however deeply buried, the secrets of the past always find a way out.

Page-turning, layered and beautifully written, Tatiana de Rosnay's THE OTHER STORY is a reflection on identity, the process of being a writer and the repercussions of generations-old decisions as they echo into the present and shape the future. (Amazon.com)

My Thoughts:

I picked up this book because I thoroughly enjoyed "Sarah's Key" and "The House I Loved" l looked forward to reading her next story.  Written in the same style as her other books, which I enjoyed, this book was not as good as her other stories.  In the other books, she had some very lovable characters, a compelling setting, and a story to tell but in this book, I did not enjoy the characters and found them very whinny and I wanted to tell them to get over themselves.  By the end, the main character, Nicholas eventually did understand that the world was not all about him but for me it was too late for me.  I do not think that I would read any Nicholas Duhamed novels even after his brush with life and death.

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