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'The Paris Architect' is a story of courage during WWII

A Paris architect agrees to design hiding places for runaway Jews, and soon finds himself deeply entrenched in the dangerous game of helping his fellow man and outwitting the Gestapo — without getting caught.
Angela Carter, Deseret News Modified: May 1, 2014 at 8:17 am •  Published: May 5, 2014

"THE PARIS ARCHITECT," by Charles Belfoure, Sourcebook Landmark, $25.99, 384 pages (f)

Lucien Bernard will be the first to say he isn't a hero; all he wants is to make his mark on history as a famous architect. And survive the German occupation, of course.

"The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure, set in Paris during World War II, is a fictional story based on one of the most tumultuous periods in world history. Lucien has no love for the Jews, but when someone offers him a large sum of money to design a hiding place for a Jew, plus a commission for a project that could define his architectural career, Lucien reluctantly agrees. Before long, though, Lucien starts to enjoy playing the part of the hero, not to mention the challenge of outwitting the Gestapo right under their noses.

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