Mamta Chaudhry‘s fiction, poetry, and feature articles have been published in the Miami Review, I Illustrated Weekly of India, The Telegraph, The Statesman, Writer’s Digest, and The Rotarian, among others. She lives with her husband in Coral Gables, Florida, and they spend part of each year in India and France. Haunting Paris (Nan A. Talese) is her first novel. Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead writes, “This book is a small parable, pondering the nature of civilization itself.” In the summer of 1989, while all of Paris is poised to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, Sylvie mourns the loss of her lover, Julien. But when she accidentally dislodges an envelope concealed in Julien’s desk, she finds an enigmatic note from a stranger and feels compelled to meet this woman who might hold the key to Julien’s past. Sylvie’s journey leads her deep into the secrets of Julien’s past, shedding new light on the dark days of Nazi-held Paris and on the character of the man Sylvie loved.