Ooh La La - Paris Delights

21 Steps to Happiness

By F. G. Gerson

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All (Lynn’s) dreams about Paris, couture, glitz, and glamour are about to come true. So what if her only qualification is her mother's name? (summary)
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A Garden in Paris

By Stephanie Grace Whitson

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Newly widowed Mary Davis has the notion that if she can return to Paris with her increasingly distant daughter, perhaps she'll be able to reconcile with the past and find a new future. (summary)
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A Treasury of Regrets

By Susanne Alleyn

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Amidst the sights and sounds of revolutionary Paris, Aristide Ravel, the enigmatic and charming freelance investigator for the Paris police, comes to the aid of Jeannette Moineau, an illiterate servant girl, when she is accused of poisoning the master of the house where she works. (summary)
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A Year in the Merde

By Stephen Clarke

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(T)he almost-true account of the author's adventures as an expat in Paris. (summary)
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April in Paris

By Michael Wallner

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Set in 1943...(this) is the dramatic story of an impossible love between a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in occupied Paris. (summary)
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Betty and Rita Go to Paris

By Judith E. Hughes and Michael Malyszko

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They were free dogs in Paris, unfettered and alive.... Two traveling Labradors tour the City of Light in this charming portrait of Paris and irresistible celebration of canine joie de vivre. (summary) [811 Hu]
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French Toast: an American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French

By Harriet Welty Rochefort

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From a small town in Iowa to the City of Light, Harriet has done what so many of dream of one day doing-she picked up and moved to France. But it has not been twenty years of fun and games; Harriet has endured her share of cultural bumps, bruises, and psychic adjustments along the way. (summary) [944.36 Ro]
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Gourmet Rhapsody

By Muriel Barbery

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encompasses a series of witty reflections on the life and career of famous, unlovable French food critic Pierre Arthen, as he lies on his death bed desperate to recapture "a forgotten flavor." (Publishers Weekly)
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Invisible Bridge

By Julie Orringer

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(T)ells the story of a love tested by disaster, of brothers whose bonds cannot be broken, of a family shattered and remade in history's darkest hour, and of the dangerous power of art in a time of war. (summary)
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Left Bank

By Kate Muir

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A devilishly sneaky, chic, and ironic peek at the glittering inhabitants of Paris’s most exclusive neighborhood. (summary)
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