Vive la France!

Frommer's 24 great walks in Paris

[Peter and Oriel Caine].

Travel, Health/Fitness, Nonfiction

Features 24 walking tours of Paris including: the markets of Les Halles the cemetery of Père-Lachaise a walk along the Seine the iconic Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro a walk through the heart of intellectual Paris in the Latin Quarter


Fodor's see it France

[series editor, Sheila Hawkings ; main contributors, Lindsay Bennett ... et al.].

Travel, Nonfiction

The colorful guide that brings France to life • PHOTOS by the hundred • 55 pages of COLOR MAPS • REVIEWS of sights, restaurants, hotels, and shops, grouped by region for easy navigation • PRACTICAL INFORMATION in every listing • WALKING and DRIVING tours • Cool INSIDER TIPS • "BEST OF" lists that make itinerary planning a snap


La seduction : how the French play the game of life

Elaine Sciolino.

Nonfiction, Travel

The hidden truth about the French way of life: it's all about seduction--its rules, its pleasures, its secrets France is a seductive country, seductive in its elegance, its beauty, its sensual pleasures, and its joie de vivre. But Elaine Sciolino, the longtime Paris bureau chief of The New York Times , has discovered that seduction is much more than a game to the French: it is the key to understanding France. Seduction plays a crucial role in how...


Mission to Paris : a novel

Alan Furst.

Historical Fiction

It is the late summer of 1938, Europe is about to explode, the Hollywood film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a movie for Paramount France. The Nazis know he's coming--a secret bureau within the Reich Foreign Ministry has for years been waging political warfare against France, using bribery, intimidation, and corrupt newspapers to weaken French morale and degrade France's will to defend herself. For their purposes, Fredric Stahl...


An Englishwoman in France

Wendy Robertson.

Paranormal

An absorbing paranormal novel - Stella is pretty relaxed about her gift of second sight, but her happy-go-lucky attitude to her gift screeches to a halt when Siri, her twelve-year-old daughter, is savagely murdered and Stella can find her daughter nowhere, in this world or the next. Then, in the old French town of Agde, she meets Louis, a clever, mysterious man, and a young boy who is always near him. These two lead her to a place and a time wher...


Paris : a love story

Kati Marton.

Romance, Biography, Nonfiction

This is a memoir for anyone who has ever fallen in love in Paris, or with Paris. In this remarkably honest memoir, Marton narrates an impassioned and romantic story of love, loss, and life after loss.


Midnight in Paris

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better


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...


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...


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...




Chocolat : a novel

Joanne Harris.

Literary Fiction

Illuminating Peter Mayle's South of France with a touch of Laura Esquivel's magic realism, Chocolat is a timeless novel of a straitlaced village's awakening to joy and sensuality.In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perce...