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A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light

Eleanor Brown


9780399574474

Putnam


Literary essays


Paperback

304 pages

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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 18 authors in this warm, inspiring and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true.

While all the 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 sombre and reflective.
 
Perfect for both armchair travellers and veterans of Parisian pilgrimages, readers will delight in these brand-new tales from their most beloved authors

Edited by:   Eleanor Brown
Imprint:   Putnam
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   309g
ISBN:   9780399574474
ISBN 10:   0399574476
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eleanor Brown is the author of The Light of Paris and The Weird Sisters. Her writing has been published in anthologies, magazines, and journals. She holds an M.A. in Literature and has worked in education in South Florida.


Praise for A Paris All Your Own This collection from writers who have written about the city is enjoyable addition for readers who wish to travel to Paris or who enjoy travel essays...An engaging, delightful glimpse into female writers' experiences in Paris. --Library Journal [A] lively assemblage...The essays offer tantalizing portraits of both the city's beauty and grit....What makes this collection a treat are the varying viewpoints about this singular city. Each story offers a unique vantage point for better understanding the history and culture of the cit....A quick and fun read that should delight seasoned travelers as well as those planning their first adventure. --Kirkus Reviews Praise for A Paris All Your Own This collection from writers who have written about the city is enjoyable addition for readers who wish to travel to Paris or who enjoy travel essays ... An engaging, delightful glimpse into female writers' experiences in Paris. --Library Journal [A] lively assemblage...The essays offer tantalizing portraits of both the city's beauty and grit....What makes this collection a treat are the varying viewpoints about this singular city. Each story offers a unique vantage point for better understanding the history and culture of the city....A quick and fun read that should delight seasoned travelers as well as those planning their first adventure. --Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Light of Paris [A] lively assemblage...The essays offer tantalizing portraits of both the city's beauty and grit....What makes this collection a treat are the varying viewpoints about this singular city. Each story offers a unique vantage point for better understanding the history and culture of the city....A quick and fun read that should delight seasoned travelers as well as those planning their first adventure. --Kirkus Reviews I adored The Light of Paris. It's so lovely and big-hearted--it made me long for Paris. --Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of After You and Me Before You Praise for The Light of Paris [A] lively assemblage...The essays offer tantalizing portraits of both the city's beauty and grit....What makes this collection a treat are the varying viewpoints about this singular city. Each story offers a unique vantage point for better understanding the history and culture of the city....A quick and fun read that should delight seasoned travelers as well as those planning their first adventure. --Kirkus Reviews I adored The Light of Paris. It's so lovely and big-hearted--it made me long for Paris. --Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of After You and Me Before You Praise for The Light of Paris I adored The Light of Paris. It's so lovely and big-hearted--it made me long for Paris. --Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of After You and Me Before You The follow-up to Brown's delightful dysfunctional-family comedy The Weird Sisters will cure your stay-at-home blues. --Miami Herald Enchanting. --Minneapolis Star Tribune

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