Scrapbook : During the run-up to the publication of her first novel, creative writing student Annie Brií¨re meets Laurent Viau, her publishing house's copy editor. Her charms do not go unnoticed by Laurent and a romance begins. Yet Annie learns after a first night of passion that Laurent, although ringless, is nevertheless married with a child. So begins her search for the meaning of emotional commitment, a search hampered by the sentimental entanglements of the novel's many characters. Her quest finds her at various times playing Tetris compulsively, finding solace in Leonard Cohen and traveling from Lake Champlain to Paris. Will Annie ever find what she's looking for?