Ellen Feldman is the acclaimed author of Scottsboro, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize, The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, which was translated into nine languages, Next to Love, Terrible Virtue, The Unwitting and Lucy. A former Guggenheim Fellow in fiction, she has a BA and MA in modern history from Bryn Mawr College and after graduate studies at Columbia University, she worked for a New York publishing house, like Charlotte in Paris Never Leaves You. She has lectured around the US, Germany and the UK. She lives in New York and Amagansett with her husband and rescue terrier Charlie.
'A fluid, rich, and nuanced novel, expertly crafted, guaranteed to follow you around long after you've turned the last page. I gulped it down.' -- Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra, Vera, The Witches, and A Great Improvisation 'A vivid and precise portrait of Paris under German occupation but it is also an exploration of the courage and cowardice of those bitter years, as well as offering a slyly persuasive love story ... also giving us a wise and troubling lesson about the great moral crisis of the last century.' -- Richard Snow, author of Iron Dawn 'A powerful exploration of some of the most profound questions about love and loyalty resonates strongly today: What would you do to save your child? What is morality in wartime? How do we make peace with the past?' -- Christina Lynch, author of The Italian Party 'With more twists and turns than the back streets of Paris, the story is as propulsively readable as a spy novel, and as rich and psychologically rewarding as only the finest literature can be.' -- Liza Gyllenhaal, author of Bleeding Heart 'An exquisite novel that gives us what we're hungry for: an intelligent, complex female character who challenges our ideas of right and wrong, morality and immorality. Feldman achieves all of this with admirable precision and wit; she takes aim and does not miss.' -- Elizabeth J Church, author of All the Beautiful Girls 'This beautiful novel tells the bittersweet story of a young mother's strength and survival during WWII, effortlessly capturing the terror, immediacy, and inextinguishable human spirit.' -- Noelle Salazar, author of The Flight Girls 'Completely compelling. I tore through it. This novel pivots on how we manage to survive surviving... Charlotte's visceral story will stay with me.' -- Naomi Wood, New York Times best-selling author of Mrs. Hemingway and The Hiding Game 'A thrilling achievement...I was thoroughly drawn into a deep, rich, vivid world of engrossing characters and emotional and moral crises...a great piece of writing in every way.' * Forbes * 'Masterful. Magnificent. A passionate story of survival and a real page turner. This story will stay with me for a long time.' -- Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey