Tag Archives: Paris

Expendable Lives

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff  is a historical fiction novel set during and after World War II. It begins in New York near Grand Central Station where an unknown woman has been hit and killed by an … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules

The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton: A Biography by Connie N. Wooldridge is a YA book, but due to its content, I’m a bit surprised. I found this at a library book sale and brought it home because I’ve read and … Continue reading

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Condemnation

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo has been much celebrated in part, thanks to theater and musical productions in the past century. However, Hugo wrote this lengthy masterpiece in 1862. I am guessing most people are familiar with the basic storyline. … Continue reading

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Vivre

The Little French Bistro by Nina George is a fictional novel about a German woman named Marianne who, while vacationing in Paris, decides to attempt suicide by jumping in the Seine. Unhappily married to a selfish man for many years … Continue reading

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Curiosity and a Cat

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain is a translated novella written by a French author. I love the premise of this story about a divorced bookseller who discovers an expensive lady’s handbag sitting atop a garbage pile and the repercussions which … Continue reading

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Letters Across the Pond

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb is a new novel and the last of my holiday reading. The title however, is deceptive. This is a love story about a group of friends and family and their … Continue reading

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We Believe in God

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett is novel number five in a series of books. I haven’t read the previous novels, but this one stands well on its own. The novel takes place in England and France during the … Continue reading

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The New Girl in Town

Every Frenchman has One by Olivia De Havilland is a memoir written by the well-known American actress who lives in Paris. Dating back to the late ’50’s, it is a lighthearted collection of her observations of life and customs in … Continue reading

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Just Like Grandma

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown is the story of an unhappily married woman named Madeleine who is struggling to redefine her life. Her husband is controlling and when Madeleine runs home to her mother, she finds a collection … Continue reading

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Collaborator

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure is a World War Two novel which I found captivating. Published in 2013, I came across this book while perusing the library shelves for books on my lengthy to-read list. This book was not … Continue reading

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