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The Parisian Affair

By Judith Gould

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An innocent woman is trapped in a game of international intrigue, high-stakes glamour, and dangerous romance when she falls prey to a conspiracy that could mean death to anyone who discovers it. (summary)
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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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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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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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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 Zahir: a Novel of Obesssion

By Paulo Coelho

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Stunned by his wife's inexplicable disappearance from their Paris home and immediately suspected of foul play by the authorities and the press, the unnamed protagonist, a best-selling writer, is forced to reexamine both his marital relationship and his own life. (BookList)
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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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The Lady and the Unicorn

By Tracy Chevalier

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An extraordinary story exquisitely...weaves history and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry that rivals in grace and grandeur the masterpiece that inspired it. (summary)
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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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