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But Cannes is in France, and going to France means facing painful memories of Nattie's brief childhood in Paris and the bizarre accident that killed her mother and forced her mother's lover, Michel Claudel, to ship Nattie off to the New Mexico desert to live with a father she had never met. So France is Nattie's personal nightmare - but with the bank foreclosing on her house in Los Angeles, it is a nightmare she must finally face. The Lumière Affair is filled with delicious insider movie dish from a seasoned celebrity journalist, but it is also the tender and charming story of a woman's journey to find herself.

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She's desperate to revive her struggling career, she's passionate about movies, and Cannes is the heart and soul of cinematic glamour and tradition, the place where film legends are born, made, or left withering on the vine.

As first-time novelist Sara Voorhees is an accomplished film critic, we would expect The Lumiere Affair to include great dish-and we're not disappointed! But this clever, splendidly-written, and engaging novel delivers much more than insider gossip about the film world and its personalities. For likeable, down-to-earth, Nattie Conway, struggling to revive a flagging career as a film critic, the movie biz is just that-business.

Voorhees's first book, The Lumière Affair: A Novel of Cannes, concerns a young reporter named Natalie "Nattie" Conway who has been assigned to cover the Cannes Film Festival

Voorhees's first book, The Lumière Affair: A Novel of Cannes, concerns a young reporter named Natalie "Nattie" Conway who has been assigned to cover the Cannes Film Festival. Although this should be an exciting and glamorous assignment for her, she is haunted by memories of her childhood in France that include the tragic and mysterious death of her mother. While attending the film festival, Nattie finds that she must battle difficult memories while simultaneously encountering the various stresses of the festival.

Seeking fictional book set in cannes by vorhees. Affair" is included in the title. The title may include the word "Luminere" or "Lumineer". The Lumiere Affair" is filled with delicious insider movie dish and the tender story of Nattie's journey to self-discovery.

Natalie Conway should be thrilled at the prospect of covering the Cannes Film Festival. She's desperate to revive her struggling career, she's passionate about movies, and Cannes is the heart and soul of cinematic glamour and tradition, the place where film legends are born, made, or left withering on the vine. But Cannes is in France, and going to France means facing painful memories of Nattie's brief childhood in Paris and the bizarre accident that killed her mother and forced her mother's lover, Michel Claudel, to ship Nattie off to the New Mexico desert to live with a father she had never met. So France is Nattie's personal nightmare -- but with the bank foreclosing on her house in Los Angeles, it is a nightmare she must finally face. The moment she sets foot in Paris, Nattie's past hits her with the force of a mistral wind. Long-forgotten sights and fragrances and the melody of the language stir up hazy recollections of her mother and Claudel. And then she's whisked away to Cannes and engulfed by the film festival, juggling movies, celebrities, her demanding editor, a seductive ex-lover, and a reckless starlet hell-bent on providing juicy copy. When Nattie discovers a mysterious link between her mother and a mercurial French director named Jacques Vidanne, she turns to the only man she can trust, with questions that may be too painful to answer. Accustomed as she is to digging into the lives of movie stars, she finds that digging into her own life threatens to unravel her reality. In the end, she must make a choice -- to move forward toward her future or to remain in the shadow of her past. The Lumière Affair is filled with delicious insider movie dish from a seasoned celebrity journalist, but it is also the tender and charming story of a woman's journey to find herself. From California to Corsica, you will fall in love with Nattie Conway and root for her -- all the way to the Martini Shot.

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Bladebringer
Sara Voorhees has written a moving story about a woman's search for her family and past, all in the backdrop of being a struggling movie critic sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival in France. The author is a movie critic in real life, and she sprinkles entertaining insights into the movie business and about the actors and others in the business with her book, which is enhanced with humor and drama. This is a will-want-to-read book for people who like movies with perhaps their first inside look at the Cannes Festival.
Runehammer
Sara Voorhees is a syndicated film critic with vast experience and knowledge about movies. So it's probably no surprise that The Lumiere Affair: A Novel of Cannes, her first novel, has a character who is a movie critic.

The protagonist, Natalia Conway, has quit her job as a film critic to try to write more meaningful stories. But money gets too tight to mention and her old boss is begging her to come back to cover the Cannes Film Festival.

I've really enjoyed doing the interview by email with this funny, sharp, clever writer and since we seem to have good repartee -- as some writers have commented upon -- we may be doing some type of writing or work together in the future.

The resulting interview is here:
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Nakora
Once you start reading, be prepared to finish Sara Voorhees' delicious mystery novel in one sitting. It's about a Hollywood entertainment journalist who lost her mother at a young age in France. Full of haunting memories and the still fresh feeling of devastating loss, Nattie Conway reluctantly travels to the Cannes Film Festival on assignment and finds herself on a startling journey of self-discovery and romantic awakening as she unravels the dark mystery surrounding her enigmatic mother's life and demise. Nattie's wonderfully wry sense of humor helps her navigate through her often paralyzing fear of vulnerability and abandonment on the "rue" to a healthy connection to life and love. Using movie lingo (which is so delightfully intrinsic to Nattie's vocabulary), will there be a "sequel" to the first novel and when? I sure hope Hollywood is paying attention because this novel needs to be made into a movie!
fr0mTheSkY
As first-time novelist Sara Voorhees is an accomplished film critic, we would expect The Lumiere Affair to include great dish--and we're not disappointed! But this clever, splendidly-written, and engaging novel delivers much more than insider gossip about the film world and its personalities. For likeable, down-to-earth, Nattie Conway, struggling to revive a flagging career as a film critic, the movie biz is just that--business. To be sure, Cannes is an exciting, important assignment for her. But even as she dutifully views movies and interviews stars, she is distracted by the opportunity to unravel the story of her childhood in France, when a bolt out of the blue literally took away her mother.

The Lumiere Affair is a great story and a rich read. If you're expecting Hollywood fluff, this is not a book for you.

Martha Egan
mr.Mine
I got this book yesterday and couldn't put it down. The pacing is fast, the characters appealing and real, and I loved the peek into the Cannes Film Festival. I'd love to read more about Nattie Conway.
Wnex
Like others who have already written, I found it hard to put this book down. I was literally amazed that the book entertains on so many levels. A long-time movie buff, I had no idea what the film festivals were like, especially for the critics that work them, and I enjoyed the insider's view. The writing is clever and funny, reminding me of Maupin's Tales of the City series. As a mystery, it kept me surprised. And amidst the pure entertainment, there is wisdom and growth in characters that you get to know and care for. A great read!
Matty
The Lumiere Affair is such a quick and easy read that provides for a fun and entertaining experience. The writing is breezy yet witty, creating a sense that you are actually tagging along with a world-class film critic as she zips into and out of both celebrity encounters and personal complications. What a fun way to turn a bunch of pages!
I loved this book so much I read the ending twice and cried both times. It's been a long time since a book was as fun to read and emotionally satisfying as this one--maybe Secret Life of Bees. Plus, I can never pass up a great love story. It's pretty much the perfect summer read (especially since Grey's is on re-runs...) and no one should miss out!
The Lumiere Affair: A Novel of Cannes download epub
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Author: Sara Voorhees
ISBN: 0743291964
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 6, 2009)
Pages: 304 pages