Ellen Feldman

The war is over, but the past is never past.

Available Now PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU, by Ellen Feldman

Paris Never Leaves You

A CNN and Apple Books Pick

Living through WWII with her young daughter Vivi, working in a Paris bookstore, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life? Alternating between wartime Paris and New York's 1950s publishing world, Paris Never Leaves You is a story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost.

Reviews & Praise

"Things are seldom as they seem in this engrossing tale of identity, survival, loyalty, and love... [T]he author adds considerable depth to her well-crafted gripping tale unfolding amid vivid depictions of Paris in wartime. Recommended with enthusiasm..." Library Journal (starred review)

"A nuanced WWII story of love and survival in Occupied Paris...With its appealing heroine and historically detailed settings...a dangerous secret gives Feldman's story a gasp-worthy spin." Publishers Weekly

"Riveting... a story of love, resilience, determination and courage [that] showcases just how far a mother and daughter will go to survive." CNN


Coming in September THE LIVING AND THE LOST, by Ellen Feldman

The Living and the Lost

Available September 2021

Millie (Meike) Mosbach and her brother David, manage to escape to the States just before Kristallnacht, leaving their parents and little sister in Berlin. Now they are both back in their former hometown, haunted by ghosts and hoping against hope to find their family. Atmospheric and page-turning, The Living and the Lost is a story of love, survival, and forgiveness of others and of self.

Reviews & Praise

"Exquisite... will stay with readers long after the final page is turned." Publishers Weekly

"This vivid novel should be required reading for those who are wondering why we still to this day find that it is far easier to hate other people than to pause and try to understand them." Historical Novels Review

"Vivid... illuminating... with plenty of action and even some romance, evoking a lesser-known historical period—the immediate postwar era and Berlin before the wall—and the complications and compromises that come with the end of war." Book Page

"Compelling... resonates today with disturbing themes ...a moving, unsentimental tale, which is also a love story... The scenes Feldman creates of bombed-out, black-market Berlin pulseā€¦her style is rich in description but understated in dialogue... with a sardonic, sorrowful authenticity." Joan Baum, NPR