Search
Type
Format
Sort
Location

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop--Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others--with hundreds of never-before-seen archival pieces, including photographs of James Baldwin, William Burroughs and Langston Hughes, plus a foreword by the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shakespeare and Company 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381 SHA

Mercer, Jeremy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Mercer 2006

Summary: "An elaborate adaptation of Dickens' classic tale of the French Revolution. Dissipated lawyer Sydney Carton defends emigre Charles Darnay from charges of spying against England. He becomes enamored of Darnay's fiancée, Lucie Manette, and agrees to help her save Darnay from the guillotine when he is captured by Revolutionaries in Paris"--Marg Baskin in the IMDB, viewed Dec. 12, 2006.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TAL

Betts, Kate

Summary: As a young woman, Kate Betts nursed a dream of striking out on her own in a faraway place and becoming a glamorous foreign correspondent. After college--and not without trepidation--she took off for Paris, renting a room in the apartment of a young BCBG (bon chic, bon genre) family and throwing herself into the local culture. She was determined to master French slang, style, and savoir faire,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BETTS, KATE BET

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAT

Sebba, Anne

Summary: "Paris in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation, and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner. While Parisian men were either fighting at the front or captured and forced to work in German factories, the women of Paris were left behind where they would come face to face with the German conquerors...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 SEB

Saracino, Luciano

Summary: In this graphic novel adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic, the ex-convict Jean Valjean strives to build a new life in nineteenth century Paris and protect his adopted daughter, Cosette, but he is pursued by the fanatical police inspector Javert who does not believe in redemption--until it is too late for both of them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch books, a Capstone imprint 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 SAR

McCullough, David G

Summary: Relates the story of the American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris in the nineteenth century, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned there.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 920.0092 MCC

DeJean, Joan E.

Summary: Explains how Paris became a modern city, from the urban designs of the seventeenth century, to its transformation to a city of parks and boulevards, to its emergence as a cultural center of art and wealth by the mid-nineteenth century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martins Pr 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.361 DEJ

McCullough, David G.

Summary: McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCC

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MCC

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.0092 MCC

Summary: 1957. The Latin Quarter, Paris. A cheap no-name hotel became a haven for a new breed of artists fleeing the conformity and censorship of America. The hotel soon turned into an epicenter of Beat writing that produced some of the most important works of the Beat generation. It came to be known as the Beat Hotel. Alan Govenar's feature documentary The Beat Hotel explores this amazing place and time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2012

View online at Hoopla

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET PARKS

Skelly, Katie

Summary: "Christine Papin, an overworked live-in maid, is reunited with her younger sister, Lea, who has also been hired by the wealthy Lancelin family. They make the estate's beds, scrub the floors, and spy on the domestic strife that routinely occurs within its walls. What starts as petty theft by the maids -- who are flashing back to their tumultuous time in a convent -- shortly turns into something...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 SKE

Izner, Claude.

Summary: Despite his promises to give up the dangerous hobby of amateur sleuthing, belle-epoque bookseller Victor Legris's interest is piqued by a killer who refers to leopards in his notes and seems determined to exact revenge for events that took place many years before during the Commune.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC IZN

Riding, Alan.

Summary: Throughout this penetrating and unsettling account, Riding keeps alive the quandaries facing many of these artists. Were they "saving" French culture by working? Were they betraying France if they performed before German soldiers or made movies with Nazi approval? Was it the intellectual's duty to take up arms against the occupier? Then, after Paris was liberated, what was deserving punishment...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.361 RID

Chaffin, Tom

Summary: Thomas Jefferson first met the Marquis de Lafayette in 1781, when the young French-born general was dispatched to Virginia to assist Jefferson, then the state's governor, in fighting off the British. The two could not have seemed more different. When Jefferson moved to Paris three years later as a diplomat, speaking little French and in need of a partner, their friendship began in earnest....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CHA

Hemingway, Ernest

Summary: Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

McAuliffe, Mary Sperling

Summary: Describes the visionary works and discoveries of the intellectuals and artists who lived in Paris at the begining of the twentieth century, against a background of struggles between the Church and state, widespread poverty, and the approaching Great War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Natl Book Network 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.361 MCA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.361 McAULIFFE 2014

George, Nina

Summary: "Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC GEO

Theoharis, Jeanne

Summary: "This definitive biography of Rosa Parks accessibly examines her six decades of activism, challenging young readers perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 PAR

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: This elaborately produced documentary series made up of six episodes plunges into Parisian life at the beginning of the twentieth century, a hotbed of artistic creation with the blossoming of Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, and Surrealism. Through illustrations, animation and stunning original archival footage, the films trace the highs and lows, scandals and celebrations, tragedies, and the triumphs...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ADV

Laurain, Antoine

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallic Books 2015

Sorry, no copies available

Place a hold to request this item.

Kohl, Herbert R.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PARKS, ROSA KOH

Morley, Jefferson.

Summary: Portrays how the 19th century struggle against slavery erupted in Washington DC, thrusting the ambitious District Attorney Francis Scott Key into a uniquely American battle for justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 MOR

Back to Top