Who Doesn't Love Paris?

A Novel Bookstore.

Literary Fiction

A mysterious death, unusual car accident, and anonymous threats have one thing in common-- the vicitms are all members of the Good Novel bookstore's secret selection committee. Set in Paris, this tale combines mystery, romance, and French theology and literature.


Passing love

Jacqueline E. Luckett.

Multicultural Fiction

Nicole-Marie Handy has loved all things French since she was a child. After the death of her best friend, determined to get out of her rut, she goes to Paris, leaving behind a marriage proposal. While there, Nicole chances upon an old photo of her father-lovingly inscribed, in his hand, to a woman Nicole has never heard of. What starts as a vacation quickly becomes an investigation into his relationship to this mystery woman. Moving back and fort...


Madame Bovary's daughter : a novel

Linda Urbach.

Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Emma Bovary is one of literature's most beloved and debated heroines. But little discussed is the daughter, Berthe, that Emma left behind. Now, in an epic tale of perseverance and pluck, Urbach picks up where Flaubert left off.


The Paris wife : a novel

Paula McLain.

Literary Fiction

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness-until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where th...




The elegance of the hedgehog

Muriel Barbery ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.

Literary Fiction

"We are in an elegant hotel particulier in the center of Paris. Renee, the building's concierge, is short, ugly, and plump. She has bunions on her feet. She is cantankerous and addicted to television soaps. Her only genuine attachment is to her cat, Leo. In short, she is everything society expects from a concierge at a bourgeois building in a posh Parisian neighborhood. But Renee has a secret: she is a ferocious autodidact who furtively devours a...


The sweet life in Paris : delicious adventures in the world's most glorious - and perplexing - city

David Lebovitz.

Travel, Nonfiction, Biography, Cooking

Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city in the 1980s. Finally, after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world in France. From learni...


French lessons : a novel

Ellen Sussman.

Literary Fiction

A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways. Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to the City of Light for different reasons: Josie, a young high school teacher, arrives in hopes of healing a broken heart. Riley, a spirited but lonely expat housewife, struggles to feel connected to her husb...


The house I loved

Tatiana de Rosnay.

Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sarah's Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman's resistance during an epoque that shook Paris to its very core. Paris, France: 1860's. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it...


Le divorce

Diane Johnson.

Chick Lit

A New York Times Bestseller Divorce follows this smart, sexy American abroad as she arrives in Paris to visit stepsister Roxy, a poet whose marriage into an aristocratic French family assured her of a coveted place in Parisian society. But all is not as it should be in the Persand household: Roxy's husband has just left her for the Czechoslovakian wife of an American lawyer. Could "le divorce" be far behind?


Anna and the French kiss

Stephanie Perkins.

Romance, Chick Lit

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if a...


13 Rue Therese: A Novel

Elena Mauli Shapiro

Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Abstract:

American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars. As Trevor examines and documents the relics the box offers up, he begins to imagine the story of Louise Brunet's life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, ...