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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious -- And Perplexing -- City
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious -- And Perplexing -- City
by David Lebovitz
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A New York food criticandrsquo;s foray through the iconic dishes that define the city, with a recipe for each Fried chicken in Harlem. Pizza in Coney Island. Venturing to out-of-the-way neighborhoods in search of great food has blossomed into a cultural... (read more)

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Paris to the Moon
Paris to the Moon
by Adam Gopnik
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"The chronicle of an American writer's lifelong infatuation with Paris is also an extended meditation--in turn hilarious and deeply moving — on the threat of globalization, the art of parenting, and the civilizing intimacy of family life. Whether... (read more)

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A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light
A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light
by David Downie
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A unique combination of memoir, history, and travelogue, this is author David Downie's irreverent quest to uncover why Paris is the worlds most romantic city — and has been for over 150 years. Abounding in secluded, atmospheric parks, artists... (read more)

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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--And Perplexing--City
The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--And Perplexing--City
by David Lebovitz
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Join New York Cityandrsquo;s most intrepid eaterandmdash;Robert Sietsema, pioneer of outer-boroughs diningandmdash;in an urban adventure like none other. Through essays on the cityandrsquo;s defining dishes, some familiar, others obscure, Robert paints a... (read more)

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Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
by Rosecrans Baldwin
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A self-described Francophile since the age of nine, Rosecrans Baldwin had always dreamed of living in France. So when an offer presented itself to work at a Parisian ad agency, he couldn't turn it down — even though he had no experience in... (read more)

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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
by John Baxter
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Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years. In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long- time Paris resident John Baxter... (read more)

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A Year in Provence
A Year in Provence
by Peter Mayle
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A boxed set containing the first two bestselling volumes of Peter Mayles hilarious and heartwarming adventures living in the Provence region of France. A Year in Provence In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to... (read more)

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Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train
Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train
by Ina Caro
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In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions... (read more)

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French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French
French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French
by Harriet Rochefort
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Peter Mayle may have spent a year in Provence, but Harriet Welty Rochefort writes from the wise perspective of one who has spent more than twenty years living among the French. From a small town in Iowa to the City of Light, Harriet has done what so many... (read more)

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Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook
Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook
by Sara Midda
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Sara Midda is an artist and author. Her previous books include the international best sellers In and Out of the Garden and Sara Midda's South of France. She has exhibited her work in London galleries, and her designs are used in a full line of lifestyle... (read more)

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The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School
by Kathleen Flinn
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Why isnand#8217;t real-life romance more like fiction? and#160; Patience Bloom asked herself this question, many times over. As a teen she fell in love with Harlequin novels and imagined her life would turn out just like their heroines: That shy guy she... (read more)

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Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James
Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James
by David Downie
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Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques and trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes... (read more)

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Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
by Penelope Rowlands
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Paris is "the world capital of memory and desire," concludes one of the writers in this intimate and insightful collection of memoirs of the city. Living in Paris changed these writers forever. In thirty-two personal essays--more than half of which are... (read more)

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Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Light
Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Light
by David Downie
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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
by Thaddeus Carhart
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Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co.
Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co.
by Jeremy Mercer
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Wandering through Paris's Left Bank one day, poor and unemployed, Canadian reporter Jeremy Mercer ducked into a little bookstore called Shakespeare & Co. Mercer bought a book, and the staff invited him up for tea. Within weeks, he was living above... (read more)

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The House in France: A Memoir
The House in France: A Memoir
by Gully Wells
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Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughters brilliant and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather—Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher&... (read more)

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Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France
Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France
by Peter Mayle
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Having served 15 years as a writer and executive in the advertising industry in New York, Mayle here sends back his seventh account of life in the south of France where he has found refuge. Among his latest adventures are a meal in a converted gas... (read more)

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Ten Trees and a Truffle Dog: Sniffing Out the Perfect Plot in Provence
Ten Trees and a Truffle Dog: Sniffing Out the Perfect Plot in Provence
by Jamie Ivey
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There is a moment every morning when the countryside takes a pause. The birds stop singing, the dogs choke back their barks, and cats pause mid-stride. Everything waits. It's in this vacuum that a man working alone has the best chance of... (read more)

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Paris Letters
Paris Letters
by Janice Macleod
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"Feeling trapped and unfulfilled in her copywriting job, MacLeod began a process she hoped would transform her life. Within several months of pledging to write three pages a day in her journal, a question bubbles up: 'How much money does it take to quit... (read more)

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