Ooh La La - Paris Delights

Lunch in Paris: a Love Story, With Recipes

By Elizabeth Bard

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In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again. (summary) [944.361 Ba]
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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By David Sedaris

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At last, someone even meaner than the French! The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. (summary) [814 Se]
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Memory

By Philippe Grimbert

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Growing up in postwar Paris as the sickly only child of glamorous athletic parents, the narrator invents for himself a make-believe older brother, stronger and more brilliant than he can ever be. It is only when the boy begins talking to an old family friend that he comes to realize that his imaginary sibling had a real predecessor. (summary)
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Murder in the Palais Royal

By Cara Black

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Accused of shooting her partner, Aimée Leduc must also contend with the fact that someone is impersonating her, a taxman is investigating her firm, and two murders may have a connection to the youth Aimée sent to prison. (summary)
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Prince of Darkness

By Sharon Kay Penman

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(A)sharply honed medieval mystery series...featuring Justin de Quincy, the unacknowledged bastard son of a bishop...Lured to Paris under false pretenses by his seductive ex-lover and mother of his child, Justin is furious to learn that Claudine has acted at the behest of the insidiously devious Prince John. (BookList)
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Tea With Sister Anna: a Paris Journal

By Susan gilbert Harvey

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When artist Susan Gilbert Harvey opens her great-aunt's steamer trunk, she discovers a kindred spirit. Anna McNulty Lester...taught art in women's colleges in Georgia and Virginia. In 1898 she was alone in Paris, drawing from life in famous studios. (summary) [914.4361 Ha]
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That Summer in Paris

By Abha Dawesar

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Prem Rustum, a celebrated aging Indian novelist, unexpectedly meets Maya, a vibrant aspiring writer, and surprises himself by following her to Paris. (summary)
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The Alibi Club

By Francine Matthews

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Four women try to rescue a brilliant scientist from the Nazis-with explosive results. (Library Journal)
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The Collection

By Gioia Diliberto

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When Isabelle takes a job in the atelier of Coco Chanel, the rising star of haute couture, she finds herself in the heart of a glamorous and ruthless world filled with arrogant designers, handsome men, beautiful women, and fashion thieves who prowl Paris hoping to steal designs before they hit the runway. (summary)
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The Foreign Correspondent

By Alan Furst

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What makes Furst's world so utterly seductive is the tantalizing sliver of time he writes about: not World War II but the period just prior to its beginning in earnest, when secret agents of every stripe were huddled in Paris, and cynical individualists were facing the realization that even they stood to be trapped in the coming crossfire. (BookList)
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