Book Review: The Paper Palace, a Novel

“The Paper Palace” by Miranda Cowley Heller – A Review You’ll Love

Are you looking for a book that has it all? Secrets, love, lies, and a summer beach house? Look no further than “The Paper Palace,” the Reese’s Book Club July ’21 pick and an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. If you’re not convinced yet, let me tell you why you should pick up this book.

First of all, this book has already sold over 1 million copies worldwide, so you know it must be good. But what makes it so great? Well, it’s a deeply emotional love story that unravels secrets, lies, and a very complex love triangle. Nail-biting and magnificent are just a few of the words used to describe this book.

The story takes place on Cape Cod over the course of a single day in August. Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, wakes up at “The Paper Palace,” the family summer home she’s been visiting all her life. But today is different. Last night, she and her oldest friend Jonas had sex with each other for the first time, all while their spouses were chatting away inside. Now, over the next twenty-four hours, Elle must decide between the life she has with her beloved husband, Peter, and the life she always imagined with Jonas.

As the book progresses, we learn about the experiences that have led Elle to this day, and we arrive at her ultimate decision with all its complexity. Tender yet devastating, “The Paper Palace” considers the tensions between desire and dignity, the legacies of abuse, and the crimes and misdemeanors of families.

But it’s not just Elle’s story. The book also explores the lives of her family and friends, and how their actions and choices have affected each other over the years. It’s an irresistible placement of a complicated family in a bewitching place.

Overall, “The Paper Palace” is a page-turner that will keep you hooked until the very end. It’s a story of summer, secrets, love, and lies, and it’s definitely worth the read. So go ahead and grab a copy, you won’t regret it.
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