Book Reviews of The Radiant City

The Radiant City
The Radiant City
Author: Lauren B. Davis
ISBN-13: 9780006393474
ISBN-10: 0006393470
Pages: 345
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Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Brand new, trade size paperback and finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. The book is about Matthew Bowles, a burned out war correspondent who has fled to Paris after he became an international story for a failed act of heroism. In Paris, the city of refugees, in a world of shadowy bars and calculating lovers, Matthew struggles to come to terms with the violence he has witnessed. But there is also Saida and her teenage son Joseph, refugees from war-torn Lebanon.

Saida and Matthew, both recuperating from war, try to reconcile their responsibilities to life and love.

This book has earned many glowing reviews:

"The Radiant City is remarkable...I cannot imagine a more timely and relevant novel." -- Robert Adams

"A cohesive, beautiful and stunningly realistic portrait...Reads like a meditation on the value of existence." -- Paris Voice