finished 8/12. A person interested in history, urban planning and France would enjoy this novel. It made me feel sad, but I still loved it. De Rosnay really immerses you in the atmosphere of the late 1800s when Baron Haussmann was redesigning Paris. Mentions Madame Bovary, Les Fleurs du Mal by Beaudelaire (The Fall of the House of Usher), and Edgar Allen Poe.