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Critical Praise

“Architect and debut author Belfoure’s portrayal of Vichy France is both disturbing and captivating, and his beautiful tale demonstrates that while human beings are capable of great atrocities, they have a capacity for tremendous acts of courage as well.” 

—Library Journal

“The ingenious hiding spaces and the people in them infiltrated my imagination for weeks. Idreamed about this novel.”

—Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of THOSE WHO SAVE US

“A very worthwhile story. Everyone is put in a position to choose what matters most…the reader is left wondering how one would respond in such a situation.” 

—Nancy Nevin Nelson, Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver, OR

“An emotionally stirring story about choices and sacrifices. Highly recommended.” 

—Carol Hicks, Bookshelf, Truckee CA

“Belfoure writes like an up-and-coming Ken Follett…” 


“I read so many books this year that I loved…but my favorite was THE PARIS ARCHITECT. A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war.” 

—Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times bestselling author of DAVID AND GOLIATH