Paris by the Book

Paris by the Book

A Novel

Large Print - 2018 | Large print edition
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Eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes. Months later, his wife Leah and her daughters are still finding clues-- the most important being airline tickets to Paris. Armed with questions and curiosity, the women head off to Paris to start their search. An unfinished manuscript leads them to a failing English-language bookstore with an owner desperate to sell. They dive into life in Paris, purchase the store and plan to follow trails to find Robert.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018
Edition: Large print edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAL
Characteristics: 527 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print
ISBN: 9781432855123


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Apr 14, 2019

After seeing a couple comments I was interested in reading this book. I've been to Paris a couple times and love the city so that made me somewhat familiar with the background.

The book started out very well but soon developed into a tedious Teeter totter of events. The ending was a bit bizarre too. I was left with a feeling of disgust for both the mother and especially her husband.

I would only recommend this book to people who enjoy stories that are bizarre.

Mar 06, 2019

I had high hopes from the blurb but this must be one of the most tediously written books I have ever read. I most certainly will not bother seeking out any other books by this author.

Jan 26, 2019

This novel is more than a story about trying to live in a foreign city (Paris). It is about the challenges that raising a family can bring to both parent-partners individually as well as as a partnership; parenting is really an exercise of resilience. I enjoyed how the author wove French artist (literary and film) into the story line. This is the kind of novel I enjoy reading in preparation of traveling to a new place for the first time.

pswright Jul 22, 2018

This is a terrific read for anyone interested in Paris and the works of Bemelman's and Lamorisse. It almost felt as if the author wanted to write biographies rather than fiction, and though I learned quite a bit about Bemelman's and Lamorisse, I sometimes felt disconnected from the characters and the novel. But I'm still thinking about this book, weeks after having finished it, and that is always a good sign of something intriguing!

DPLpaigeone Mar 10, 2018

One of my favorite new books of 2018! Mystery, family, Paris, The Red Balloon, Madeline - an adventure in Paris with honesty, love and a passion for books. For more Paris book recommendations explore Liam Callanan's book recommendations, books that Leah mentions and websites.


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