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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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

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

Baldwin, Rosecrans.

Contents: The Goddess -- Send in the Clouds -- Ego Tourism -- The Realest -- Art is Not a Luxury -- Something Is Added to the Air Forever.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.361 BAL

Lebovitz, David

Summary: "Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes. When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5092 LEB

Ripert, Eric.

Summary: "Before he earned his third Michelin star at his iconic restaurant, Le Bernardin, the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef of the Year, became a regular guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef, even before he knew how to make a proper omelet, Eric Ripert was a young boy in the South of France who felt that his world had come to an end. At the age of five, his parents went through a bitter divorce....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIPERT, ERIC RIP

Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: Brings to life the true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Exclusive Avenue Foch was Paris's hotbed of spies, secret police, informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when the couple at number 11--American physician Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette--joined the French resistance, they knew the stakes were...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

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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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MCC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.00 McCullough 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920.0092 MCC

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...

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.4 SEB

Sciolino, Elaine

Summary: "Part memoir, part travelogue, part love letter to the people who live and work on a magical street in Paris. Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 'I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,' Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944 SCI

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

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

Bard, Elizabeth.

Summary: This a memoir about a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs--one with her new beau, Gwendal, the other with French cuisine. Bard packs her bags to begin a new life in the most romantic of cities. She finds that the deeper she immerses herself in French cuisine, the more Paris itself begins to translate.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BARD, ELIZABETH BAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.361 BARD

Schein, Elyse

Summary: This is the true story of Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein, who shared a personal history for more than three decades--and didn't know it. In her mid-30s, Schein finally decided to call an adoption agency to learn about her biological mother. Not expecting much, she instead got the surprise of her life. Her identical twin sister, Bernstein, lived just minutes away.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD 306.875 Schein

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 306.8750 SCH

Schein, Elyse

Summary: Elyse had always known she was adopted, but it wasn't until her mid-thirties that she searched for her biological mother. She was not prepared for the life-changing news: she had an identical twin sister. Not only that: she and her sister, for a time, had been part of a secret study on separated twins. Paula also knew she was adopted, but had no inclination to find her birth mother. When she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8750 SCH

Summary: "A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women's fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig, edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris. 'My time in Paris,' says New York Times-bestselling author Paula McLain (The Paris Wife), 'was like no...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 PAR

Sellou, Abdel.

Summary: The former pickpocket and charismatic scam artist whose friendship with a disabled French aristocrat inspired a popular motion picture recalls his youth as an Algerian immigrant in Paris and the famous friendship that would change his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Books 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.084 SEL

LaCava, Stephanie.

Summary: Returning to the Parisian suburb of Le Vesinet to make peace with her childhood, during which wonder gave way to anxiety and deep depression, the author, through a series of essays, reveals how the magic of seemingly ordinary objects helped her survive when she felt like she was losing control.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LACAVA, STEPHANIE LAC

Robb, Graham

Summary: Napoleon Bonaprate, Marie Antoinette, Baudelaire, Baron Haussmann, the real-life Mimi of La Boheme, Proust, Charles de Gaulle--these and many more are Robb's cast of characters in a series of stories about the Paris you never knew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.361 Rob

Mercer, Jeremy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2006

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Natl Book Network 2014

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 944.361 McAULIFFE 2014

Hewitt, Catherine

Summary: "Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan. She was painted by Manet and inspired Emile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumored affairs with Napoleon III and the future Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamorous existence hid a dark secret: she was no Comtesse. She was born into abject poverty, raised on a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LA BIGNE, VALTESSE de, HEW

Leiris, Antoine

Summary: "A man whose wife was killed in the November 13, 2015 Bataclan Theater attack in Paris, and whose open letter to the killers went viral on Facebook, provides a memoir of how he and his baby son endured after losing the most important woman in their lives,"--Atlas Publishing.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEIRIS, ANTOINE LEI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEIRIS LEI

Rossant, Colette.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.36 Rossant, Colette, Rossant

Kaplan, Alice Yaeger.

Summary: Examines how spending time abroad in Paris changed the lives and outlooks of three notable American women.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 2012

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Lançon, Philippe

Summary: "Paris, January 7, 2015. Two terrorists who claim allegiance to ISIS attack the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The event causes untold pain to the victims and their families, prompts a global solidarity movement, and ignites a fierce debate over press freedoms and the role of satire today. Philippe Lançon, a journalist, author, and a weekly contributor to Charlie Hebdo is gravely wounded in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2019

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Drake, Alicia

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2006

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