A Paris All your Own

A Paris All your Own

Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light

Book - 2017
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"A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women's fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig, edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris. 'My time in Paris,' says New York Times-bestselling author Paula McLain (The Paris Wife), 'was like no one else's ever.' For each of the eighteen bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring, and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true. While all of the women writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. Meg Waite Clayton (The Race for Paris) and M.J. Rose (The Book of Lost Fragrances) share the romantic secrets that have made Paris the destination for lovers for hundreds of years. Susan Vreeland (The Girl in Hyacinth Blue) and J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements) peek behind the stereotype of snobbish Parisians to show us the genuine kindness of real people. From book club favorites Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler (Z : A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald), and anthology editor Eleanor Brown (The Light of Paris) to mystery writer Cara Black (Murder in the Marais), historical author Lauren Willig (The Secret History of the Pink Carnation), and memoirist Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), these Parisian memoirs range from laugh-out-loud funny to wistfully romantic to thoughtfully somber and reflective. Perfect for armchair travelers and veterans of Parisian pilgrimages alike, readers will delight in these brand-new tales from their most beloved authors"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399574474
Characteristics: xvi, 264 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Brown, Eleanor 1973-- Editor


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Jul 25, 2017

A dozen or so women authors write short essays on their experiences (both good and bad) of being in Paris. Although the pieces were all very different, they all had a wonderful sense of the sights, sounds and flavours of Paris. Very enjoyable reading for anyone who would like to armchair travel to the city of lights and a good way to discover a few new authors.

Nicr Jul 22, 2017

Mostly honest, unromanticized accounts of travel to a foreign land without the requisite language skills. Does and doesn't make you want to go. In other words, an elaboration on the usual mixed reviews of Parisian tourism.


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