This October, we will be discussing Michelle Gable’s novel,The Paris Apartment. Shuttered for 70 years, the ninth arrondissement apartment is a treasure trove for furniture appraiser April Vogt. Plus, an extended trip to Paris allows her to avoid her troubled marriage. As April uses the diaries of Marthe de Florian to establish provenance of the pieces, she becomes obsessed with Marthe’s Belle Epoque exploits, her rivalry with Jeanne Hugo (Victor’s granddaughter), and her path from Folies Bergere bartender to renowned (if forgotten) courtesan (publisher’s summary). Based on the true story of Madame de Florian who left her Paris apartment in 1942 never to return. Pick up a copy at the front desk. New members are always welcome.