Sunday, August 29, 2021

A new collage



 "Come in, come in! 

Have a baby . . . I mean a beer.  

Have a beer!"







Monday, August 16, 2021

Feeling let down by my community

 My annual Wellness Appointment is coming up so I went into town to have my blood work done ahead of time.  Loud and sincere applause for employees and patients at Greenway Medical Center who were 100% masked.  Thank you.


Stopped by and picked up my grocery order at Lowe's Foods.  While waiting curbside it appeared that employees coming and going were masked, but not all shoppers.


We don't really spend a lot of money for things other than necessities (like books!), but what we are buying now, more than ever, is being bought on-line.  


The Town of Boone has a mask mandate in force, but many in the business community don't appear to really care.  


Many shops, grocery stores, and restaurants have said they really can't enforce the mandate. 


I don't understand that.


 If some can, and DO, why can't the rest of them?  


Because they don't care.


Okay. Fine.


I will spend my money elsewhere, except for perishables from the grocery store, gas for our car and that sort of thing. 


Am I going to feel guilty?  No.  Sad maybe, but not guilty.


Why should I care, if they don't care?


Several things ordered recently include new jeans (for me and for Don), a few teeshirts, a new dress, new underwear, make-up, skin care products, vitamins, sun screen, new sheets, new towels, shampoo and conditioner, nail polish, some dahlias.  A few hundred dollars.


Not a huge amount of money, but money that would have been spent here if I felt like the community was pulling together and trying to do its share keeping its citizens, friends and neighbors healthy.


I know there will be some local folks who aren't going to like or agree with my little personal protest, but you know what?  I do not care.  Maybe what I'm doing actually shows more care, concern, and respect for your health, and your  children's health, than some of the businesses you're feeling loyal to.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

What to do while suffering from a book hangover . . .

 Stay busy!


I stayed up way later than usual last night (this morning) so I could finish the ARC a friend sent me.


The new Amor Towles.


I love Amor Towles' writing.


A Gentleman in Moscow is one of my all-time favorite books ever.  


I loved Rules of Civility.


I've been impatiently awaiting The Lincoln Highway.





it was worth the wait.


It's not going to be a book for everyone.  I can already imagine some of the comments and where they'll be coming from - and why.


'Sokay, not everyone likes livermush or scrapple either.


So today, after sleeping late, knowing the search for the next book needs to be put off for a little while as I recover from this latest book hangover I decided to start cleaning out some kitchen cupboards.


Nobody needs so many mugs.


But.


We all seem to have a gracious plenty, don't we?


Gifted mugs.


Mugs we picked up on vacation.


And the travel mugs!!


Time for them to go.


Some will go to our booth at Antiques on Howard  Some into the trash.  Some set out at the corner of the neighborhood container site where people drop off  "take what you want" items.



(Noooo, not everything on this table is leaving . . .)



while I was washing the dust off these long-unused mugs, I spent some time doing what I often do.


 Dreaming of Paris.  


Wishing there might be a chance in the near future that Don Barley and I might be sitting in green chairs in a Paris garden having coffee and a croissant.  





Photo in Tuilleries Garden by Landen Kerr




But selfish ignorant anti-vaxxers are doing their best to make sure that doesn't happen while endangering the rest of us; including the children. 

 Being the people responsible for so many deaths, wow, what a way to make a point.  

A point of stupidity. 


For shame.



Monday, August 9, 2021

Sweet Little Long Summer Dresses

 


Retirement is great.


I truly love it.


But.


I miss buying and wearing pretty clothes.


Leaving the house every day to go to work (or any where else) has never been something I wanted to do, or enjoyed doing.


Staying home most days suits me just fine.


But there's just no reason to get up and put on a cute little dress for hanging around the shanty.


And now, with a beach trip planned in a few weeks, I have a hankering for a cute new summer dress.


Looking at some of my favorite on-line shopping spots I have seen some adorable long dresses.


Summery, floaty, pretty little summer dresses.


But ooooh have I seen some ugly.


I know I should be very careful here - one girl's cute little summer dress is another girl's horror.


But I'm just going to say, that "Little House on the Prairie" look is this girl's horror.


 




  






Tiers and ruffles.  Smocking and ruching and frills and sleeves with holes in them.  


Sleeves gone wild - flutter sleeves, bell sleeves, ruffled sleeves, bishop, balloon, lantern, leg o' lamb sleeves.


I do love long swishy dresses.  I like thinking of myself sitting on the deck of our beach rental in a simple white maxi dress.  Feeling it skim my toes as I walk along the sand at the edge of the ocean.


The reality of me at the beach, however, is me in jeans and a Tshirt.







The reality of me not at the beach is usually my "uniform" of little black dress, a scarf, and a hat.  



Often with my favorite cape, and almost always with my camera.




The reality of me at home is yoga pants and a Tshirt.





But none of that stops me from dreaming of swanning around in pretty long flowy dresses.














Maybe I'll just treat myself to something for this upcoming beach trip.


Maybe.


Because I would look beyond ridiculous decked out in one of those fairytale dresses on the beach at Topsail Island, North Carolina, maybe something like this . . . 






Maybe.


But,


those tiers . . . 


I do not want to look like Laura Ingalls Wilder lost on the beach searching for Pa.












Sunday, August 8, 2021

My Paris Reading List - Updated




Photo by Austeja Gudziunaite




UPDATED - 9/5/2021
(updated fairly often, so do check back)


 My Paris Reading List is a list I started keeping a long, long time ago.

It began as a list of books about Paris that I'd read about or heard about from friends.

Books I wanted to read while I dreamed of Paris.

Wondering if I'd ever get there.




Photo by Paris Photographer Geneviève Thomas of My Joli Coeur Photography







My "obsession" with Paris isn't anything new, it was one of those dreams I've had for as long as I can remember. 


It started when I had a Parisian pen pal in grammar school.  We corresponded for a couple of years, I think, and I often wonder whatever became of her. 






When I knew my dream really was finally coming true and a date was set to leave, I started looking for more and more "Paris Books."  

I discovered an amazing number of new novels, along with memoirs, guide books, architecture books, photo books, journals, etc etc etc

Being a lover of lists, I've continued adding to it.

And it grows.  

And it will continue to grow.

And grow

and grow . . . 


(my personal Paris library has grown a lot since I took this photo.  The American Library in Paris might need to add Meat Camp, NC as an official satellite branch. )


The list contains fiction and non-fiction. Classics and women's lit, romance and mysteries - it's a total hodge-podge, which is exactly what I read.  A little of this mixed with a little of that.


If you love Paris, been there or not been there, you're welcome to think of this list as a great place to start your Paris reading 😍  and discover more as you go along.  



Besides this list of mine, there are many (MANY) lists out there of "best" books set in Paris.  Have fun finding them and coming up with a list of your own.  




Do your research and find a hundred beezillion books to keep you happy until you finally get to The City of Lights.  But be prepared, 'cause once you go and return, you'll want more Paris books to keep you entertained and help you plan your next trip.  Once you're hooked on all things Paris - you're hooked forever.  


Have Fun!



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This Little Black Book of Paris (from Peter Pauper Press, but can also be found in many indy bookstores).  I love it, and it has come in very handy (besides just being plain ol' fun).








Our favorite map (so far) is Michelin's Paris Par Arrondissement.  Having a list of places to see by Arrondissement, along with this map works out wonderfully well.



Fiction:

Cooking for Picasso: A Novel by Camille Aubray





THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery


The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery






Love Letters from Montmartre by Nicolas Barreau




The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau

One Evening in Paris by Nicolas Barreau

The Secret Paris Cinema Club by Nicolas Barreau




Paris is Always a Good Idea by Nicolas Barreau

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans





Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin




Death in Paris by Emilia Bernhard






The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry

Hotel Déjà Vu by Christine Betts




Set in Paris: Paris in a Day and Other Stories by Christine Betts

Aimée Leduc Series by Cara Black




LETTERS FROM PARIS by Juliet Blackwell





The Paris Key by Juliet Blackwell




THE LOST CAROUSEL OF PROVENCE by Juliet Blackwell

The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell

Off the Wild Coast of Brittany by Juliet Blackwell

A FRENCH PIROUETTE by Jennifer Bohnet

The Lost Manuscript by Cathy Bonidan




The Purple Shadow by Christopher Bowden

The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen




The Paris Apartment by Kelly Bowen


 

Paris Still Life by Rosalind Brackenbury

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

THE LIGHT OF PARIS by Eleanor Brown




THE PARIS EFFECT by K. S. R. Burns

PARIS EVER AFTER by K. S. R. Burns

PARIS BY THE BOOK by Liam Callanan




The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron




The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin




PARIS TIME CAPSULE by Ella Carey




The House by the Lake by Ella Carey

From a Paris Balcony by Ella Carey

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles




Haunting Paris by Mamta Chaudhry




Paris, Rue des Martyrs, Adria J. Cimino

A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke

In the Merde for Love by Stephen Clarke

THE RACE TO PARIS by Meg Waite Clayton



The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan




Love Among the Recipes by Carol M. Cram




An American in Paris by Siobhan Curham



The Keeper of Happy Endings by Barbara Davis




Cousin Bette, by Honoré de Balzac

Flowers of Darkness by Tatiana de Rosnay

A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay




The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Rain Watcher by Tatiana de Rosnay




All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray




While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart




The French Girl by Lexie Elliott

IT'S NOT LOVE, IT'S JUST PARIS by Patricia Engel

Maggie Finds Her Muse by Dee Ernst

The Paris Girl by Natalie Meg Evans




The Secret Vow by Natalie Meg Evans

THE DRESS THIEF by Natalie Meg Evans

A Gown of Thornes by Natalie Meg Evans

The Milliner's Secret by Natalie Meg Evans

The Queen of Paris A Novel of Coco Chanel by Pamela Binnings Ewen




PARIS ECHO by Sebastian Faulks




Paris Never Leaves You by Ellen Feldman

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro by Christine Féret-Fleury

The Art of Regret by Mary Fleming




MISSION TO PARIS by Alan Furst

A PARIS APARTMENT by Michelle Gable




I'll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable





THE DESIGNER by Marius Gabriel

The Parisians by Marius Gabriel




Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico

Hidden in Paris by Corine Gantz




The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris by Evie Gaughan

The Paris Hours by Alex George




THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George




THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO by Nina George




The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich




Paris Out of Hand by Karen Elizabeth Gordon




The Paris Secret by Lily Graham




The Game of Hope by Sandra Gulland

THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah




The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel




Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

The Secret Stealers by Jane Healey




The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Claris by Megan Hess




Claris' Fashion Show Fiasco by Megan Hess

Claris Bonjour Riviera by Megan Hess

The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman




The Paris Writers Circle by Norma Hopcraftt

A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore





The Paramour's Daughter by Wendy Hornsby (this is the 7th in the Maggie MacGowan series, but the first in the series that focuses on Paris. More in the series from this book forward take place in France. For background, I recommend reading the previous books. It's not necessary, but it's one of my favorites series by one of my favorite authors).




Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes




Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo




The Ambassadors by Henry James

THE PARIS DIRECTIVE by Gerald Jay

Enchantress of Paris by Marci Jefferson

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff




All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel

Le Divorce by Diane Johnson




Le Mariage by Diane Johnson

L'Affaire by Diane Johnson

Into a Paris Quartier by Diane Johnson


The Dressmaker of Paris by Georgia Kaufmann




Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

An American in Paris Mystery Series by Susan Kiernan-Lewis





THE BONES OF PARIS by Laurie R. King




A Garden Wall in Provence by Carrie Jane Knowles

Crossings by Alex Landragin




Someday in Paris by Olivia Lara

The Red Notebook by Antoine Lauraine




The Paris Seamstress by Natasha Lester

The Paris Orphan by Natasha Lester

The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester



The Riviera House by Natasha Lester






P.S. FROM PARIS by Marc Levy

Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim




The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little

Verlaque & Bonnet mystery series by M. L. Longworth

APRIL IN PARIS, 1921 by Tessa Lunney





French Short Stories 1 / Nouvelles Francaises 1: Parallel Text (Penguin Parallel Text) (French and English Edition) edited by Pamela Lyon

The Last Collection - A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel by Jeanne Mackin




The Beautiful American by Jeanne Mackin

The Confectioner's Tale by Laura Madeleine




The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Expat Dog by Jackie Clark Mancuso




The French Gift by Kirsty Manning





The Missing Sister by Elle Marr

The Bennett Sisters Series by Lise McClendon

The Secret of the Chateau by Kathleen McGurl

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain




Dragonfly by Leila Meacham

One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

Paris for One by JoJo Moyes

Left Bank by Kate Muir




Water Lily Dance by Michelle Muriel

Abundance: a Novel of Marie Antoinette by Sena Jeter Naslund




Paris Spring by James Naughtie

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

Madame Fourcade’s Secret War by Lynne Olson




The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Down and Out in Paris by George Orwell

The Lost Gargoyle of Paris by Gigi Pandian




Quicksand by Gigi Pandian

The Glass Thief by Gigi Pandian

Rooftop Soliloquy by Roman Payne




All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny ("The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light." I recommend, as does the author, starting this series by reading Book 1, Still Life. )




Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin

Hugo Marston Series by Mark Pryor (another favorite series by another favorite author).




The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

THE LITTLE BOOKSHOP ON THE SEINE by Rebecca Raisin




The Little Antique Shop Under the Eiffel Tower by Rebecca Raisin

The Velvet Hours by Alyson Richman



Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider

The Black Swan of Paris by Karen Robards




The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson




One Way Ticket to Paris by Emma Robinson




Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson

The Secret Language of Stones by M. J. Rose

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M. J. Rose




Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd




Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer




A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers




The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers






The Perfume Thief by Timothy Schaffert





The Age of Light: A Novel by Whitney Scharer





MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS by Lisa Schroeder

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick




The Collector's Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro




THE MURALIST by B. A. Shapiro

Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley





PARIS, HE SAID by Christine Sneed

FRENCH LESSONS by Ellen Sussman

The Paris Secret by Karen Swan




PARIS ADRIFT by E. J. Swift




The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor




THE PERFUME COLLECTOR by Kathleen Tessaro




ELEGANCE by Kathleen Tessaro

Letter from Paris by Therésè

Lost in Paris by Elizabeth Thompson




Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson



The French Escape by Suzie Tullett

THE FRENCH FOR LOVE by Fiona Valpy

THE FRENCH FOR ALWAYS by Fiona Valpy

THE FRENCH FOR CHRISTMAS by Fiona Valpy

THE BEEKEEPER'S PROMISE by Fiona Valpy

The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy




The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Verant




Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland




We'll Always Have Paris by Sue Watson




Sisters of the Resistance by Christine Wells

A Garden in Paris by Stephanie Grace Whitson





Paris, 7 A.M. by Liza Wieland




All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig , Karen White




French for Girls by JP Wright

The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola

The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola





Photo by Paris Photographer Geneviève Thomas of My Joli Coeur Photography https://tinyurl.com/y2of7rtp





Non-Fiction:



Paris: A Curious Traveler's Guide by Eleanor Aldridge





My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home by Lisa Anselmo




Paris Peasant by Louis Aragon & Simon Watson Taylor

Walking Paris Streets with Eugene Atget

The Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World's Grandest Garden by Alain Baraton




A Place in the World Called Paris edited by Steven Barclay





Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard





Here's one I highly recommend!


Carousels of Paris by Kaye Wilkinson Barley and Don Barley



Carousels of Paris






Me. Photo taken by Don Barley




The Bonjour Effect by Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau


Chic & Slim Toujours: Ageing Beautifully Like Those Chic French Women by Anne Barone


Ritz & Escoffier by Luke Barr





The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter





Montparnasse by John Baxter

Shakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach




The Madeleine Project by Clara Beaudoux

Paris Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the City of Light (City Cocktails) by Doni Belau






The Artist Who Loved Cats: The Inspiring Tale of Theophile-Alexandre Steinlein by Susan Bernardo, Illustrated by Courtenay Fletcher





My Paris Dream by Kate Betts

Paris Sketchbook: Jason Brooks





A Paris All Your Own - Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light edited by Eleanor Brown - Contributing authors include Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Melissa Shapiro, Jennifer Coburn, Maggie Shipstead, Lauren Willig, Cathy Kelly, Rachel Hore, Meg Waite Clayton, Ellen Sussman, M. J. Rose, Susan Vreeland , Megan Crane, Michelle Gable, J. Courtney Sullivan, Julie Powell, Jennifer Scott, and Cara Black.







Five Hundred Buildings of Paris by Kathy Borrus and Jorg Brockmann







F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Paris Years by Paul Brody






The Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury

Hidden Gardens of Paris: A Guide to the Parks, Squares, and Woodlands of the City of Light by Susan Cahill





Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain je ne sais quoi by Jamie Cat Callan


The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame by Michael Camille






City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris by Carolyn Campbell






The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier by Thad Carhart

Pancakes in Paris by Craig Carlson

Paris to the Past: Traveling through French History by Train by Ina Caro





Flâneur: The Art of Wandering the Streets of Paris by Federico Castigliano


The Grand Louvre: From the Fortress to the Pyramid by Catherine Chaine






Hermes: Heavenly Days by Alice Charbin


My Life in France by Julia Child




Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set) by Julia Child

Hidden Paris: Discovering and Exploring Parisian Interiors by Caroline Clifton-Mogg





Samaritaine: Paris Pont Neuf by Harold Cobert





The Hermes Scarf: History & Mystique by Nadine Coleno




A Parisian Bistro: La Fontaine de Mars in 50 Recipes by Delphine Constantini






A Walk in Monet's Garden: Full Color Pop-Up With Guided Tour by Francesca Crespi









Permanent Parisians: An Illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of Paris by Judi Culbertson & Tom Randall





In Paris by Jeanne Damas and Lauren Bastide


Strapless by Deborah Davis






The Secret Gardens of Paris by Bruno de Laubadere and Alexandra D'Arnoux





100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go by Marcia DeSanctis





Old-Fashioned Corners of Paris by Christophe Destournelles






Forever Paris: 25 Walks in the Footsteps of Chanel, Hemingway, Picasso, and More by Christina Henry de Tessan





City Walks: Paris, Revised Edition: 50 Adventures on Foot City Walks by Christina Henry de Tessan


The Hare with the Amber Eyes: a Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal


The Best of Doisneau: Paris by Robert Doisneau





Paris Pop-Up by Ehrhard Dominiq












A Table in Paris by John Donohue







A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light by David Downie


Paris, Paris: Journey Into the City of Light by David Downie and Allison Harris





A Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake


UN, Deux, Trois: First French Poems Selected by Opal Dunn


Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin


The 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris by Marie Farman





The Little Book of Paris by Dominique Foufelle







Secret Paris by Jacque Garnce & Maude Ratton






Eugene Atget: Paris by Jean Claude Gautrad




Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893 by Pierre Gelis-Didot




Americans in Paris: Life and Death under Nazi Occupation by Charles Glass

The Maid and the Queen, The Secret History of Joan of Arc and Yolande of Aragon by Nancy Goldstone

Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology by Adam Gopnik

Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik

The Hemingses of Monticello: an American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed (much of the story, although not all, is set in Paris)

DON'T BE A TOURIST IN PARIS by Vanessa Grall





City Trails - Paris by Helen Greathead


Paris by Julian Green






A Drinkable Feast: A Cocktail Companion to 1920s Paris by Philip Greene


Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere by Dorie Greenspan






Around My French Table: More than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan


Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature by Viv Groskop





French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

French Women for All Seasons by Mireille Guiliano


Why French Women Wear Vintage: And other secrets of sustainable style by Alois Guinut


Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views by Gail Albert Halaban and Cathy Rémy






Shakespeare and Company: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart edited by Krista Halverson






Dior in Bloom by Jérôme Hanover, Justine Picardie, Naomi A. Sachs, Alain Stella, and Nick Knight





Paris: Capital of Modernity by David Harvey


EVERY FRENCHMAN HAS ONE by Olivia de Havilland


There's Only One Paris by April Lily Heise





A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway


The Tuileries Gardens, Yesterday and Today: A Walker's Guide by Emmanuelle Héran





Eating and Drinking in Paris: French Menu Translator and Restaurant Guide by Andy Herbach


Paris Is Always a Good Idea by Renee Herrington


Monet's House at Giverny : A Pop-up Carousel by Bob Hersey








Paris: Through a Fashion by Megan Hess


F. Scott Fitzgerald's Taste of France by Carol Hlker


Demystifying the French By Janet Hulstrand


La Vie en Rosé: A Very French Adventure Continues by Jamie Ivey


Paris under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 by Jeffrey Jackson


Paris in Love by Eloisa James


I. M. Pei: The Louvre Pyramid by Philip Jodidio






The Little Pleasures of Paris by Leslie Jonath & Lizzie Stewart







White Truffles in Winter by N.M. Kelby


Paris Reborn: Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Quest to Build a Modern City by Stephane Kirkland



A Day with Picasso by Billy Kluver


French Milk by Lucy Knisley


Karl Lagerfeld: Paris Photo by Karl Lagerfeld


Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane






The Ceiling of the Paris Opera by Jacques Lassaigne





My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz


L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Home in Paris by David Lebovitz


That's Paris: An Anthology of Life, Love and Sarcasm in the City of Light edited by Vicki Lesage


Curiosities of Paris by Dominique Lesbros





The Most Beautiful Villages of France: The Official Guide by Les Plus Beaux Villages De France Assoc.




In a French Kitchen by Susan Herrmann Loomis

Man Ray's Montparnasse by Herbert R. Lottman


A PARIS YEAR by Janice MacLeod


PARIS LETTERS by Janice MacLeod


Mastering the Art of French Eating: From Paris Bistros to Farmhouse Kitchens, Lessons in Food and Love by Ann Mah





A Writer's Paris A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul by Eric Maisel



King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV by Philip Mansel


Pop-Up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids) by Andy Mansfield





BEMELMANS The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator by John Bemelmans Marciano



My Good Life in France, In pursuit of the Rural Dream by Janine Marsh


My Four Seasons in France by Janine Marsh





Paris: A Love Story by Kati Marton


A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle





Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle


Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France by Peter Mayle


Provence by Peter Mayle


Provence from the Air by Peter Mayle


Provence A-Z by Peter Mayle


The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life, Death and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar J. Mazzeo






The Widow Clicquot: The story of a champagne empire and the woman who ruled it by Tilar J. Mazzeo


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough


Paris: Panarama Pops by Sarah McMenemy





BOOKS, BAGUETTES AND BEDBUGS by Jeremy Mercer




60 Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France But Not the French by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow


ROOFTOPS OF PARIS by Fabrice Moireau and Carl Norac




Quiet Corners of Paris Unexpected Hideaways, Secret Courtyards, Hidden Gardens by Jean-Christophe Napias






History of France by John Julius Norwich


Delicious Days in Paris by Jane Paech




Inspired by Paris: Why Borrowing from the French is Better than being French by Jordan Phillips


Paris: Beautiful Designs on the Street Corners by PIE Books


American Expatriate Writing and the Paris Moment by Donald Pizer


FRANCE IS A FEAST: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child by Alex Prud'homme & Katie Pratt


Remembrance of Things Paris: Sixty Years of Writing from Gourmet by Ruth Reichl


Spectacular Paris - Rizzoli Classics


Paris in Love by Nichole Robertson





Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson




Literary Paris by Nichole Robertson





The Paris Journal by Nichole Robertson and Evan Robertson





Follow Me Through Paris by Jill Robinson and Michel Delacroix

French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French by Harriet Welty Rochefort


How to Read Paris: A Crash Course in Parisian Architecture by Chris Rogers





Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross

May '68 and Its Afterlives by Kristin Ross

Paris Was Ours by Penelope Rowlands

Paris by John Russell

Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands





Be My Guest: At Home with the Tastemakers by Pierre Sauvage (Author), Ambroise Tézenas (Photographer)


Do Not Go Gentle. Go to Paris.: Travels of an Uncertain Woman of a Certain Age by Gail Schilling

Hats by Madame Paulette: Paris Milliner Extraordinaire by Annie Schneider







The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino

La Seduction: How The French Play The Game Of Life by Elaine Sciolino

The Seine: The River that Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino

LE PARISIENNES by Anne Sebba

Impressions of Paris: An Artists's Sketchbook by Cat Seto

Half an Hour from Paris by Annabel Simms




An Hour from Paris by Annabel Simms

Bernie's Paris: Travel Stories with Love by Linda Spalla


Paris Flea Market Style by Claudia Strasser

The Paris Apartment by Claudia Strasser





Paris in 500 photos 500 Photos by Maurice Subervie

Paris: An Architectural History An Architectural History by Anthony Sutcliffe





PARIS, MY SWEET: A YEAR IN THE CITY OF LIGHT (AND DARK CHOCOLATE) by Amy Thomas





A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse: A Cookbook by Mimi Thorisson

Living Well Is the Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins

The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta

The New Parisienne: The Women and Ideas Shaping Paris by Lindsey Tramuta

Almost French: Love and A New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull

Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story by Amanda Vaill

Seven Letters from Paris: A Memoir by Samantha Vérant





Quiet Paris by Siobhan Wall




Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber

PARIS IN STRIDE, AN INSIDER'S WALKING GUIDE by Jessie Kanelos Weiner and Sarah Moroz


40 Romantic Restaurants by Chuck Porter

Atget: Postcards of a Lost Paris by Benjamin Weiss

Our Paris: Sketches from Memory by Edmund White

The Guide to the Architecture of Paris by Norval White


The Historic Restaurants of Paris: A Guide to Century-Old Cafes, Bistros, and Gourmet Food Shops by Ellen Williams

















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