Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Reader's Shelf


From Library Journal

City of Lights:  Paris in Books




Murder in the Marais: An Aimee Leduc Investigation, Vol. 1
Murder in the Marais: An Aimee Leduc Investigation, Vol. 1
By Black, Cara
2011-01 - Soho Crime
9781569479995 Check Our Catalog Aimée Leduc, a Parisian private investigator, has always sworn she would stick to tech investigation--no criminal cases for her. Especially since her father, the late police detective, was killed in the line of duty. But when an old Jewish man approaches Aimée with a top-secret decoding job on behalf of a woman in his synagogue, Aimée unwittingly takes on more than she was expecting. When she …More


The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
By McCullough, David
2012-05 - Simon & Schuster
9781416571773 Check Our Catalog "New York Times"-bestselling, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author McCullough presents the enthralling story of the American painters, writers, sculptors, and doctors who journeyed to Paris between 1830 and 1900 and how they altered American history. …More


Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key
By De Rosnay, Tatiana
2011-07 - Griffin
9781250004345 Check Our Catalog Haunting and suspenseful, life-affirming and beautiful, "Sarah's Key" offers a compelling portrait of occupied Paris and reveals the taboos and silence that surround a little-known episode in French history. ("The King's Speech"), opening in theaters on July 29 and starring Kristen Scott Thomas and Aidan Quinn. …More


Paris in Love: A Memoir
Paris in Love: A Memoir
By James, Eloisa
2013-03 - Random House Trade
9780812981902 Check Our Catalog In 2009, "New York Times"-bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. This memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities. …More


Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
By Prose, Francine
2014-04 - HarperTorch
9780061713781 Check Our Catalog A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's. …More


The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafes, Markets, Bakeries, and More
The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafes, Markets, Bakeries, and More
By Wells, Patricia
Photographer Tamorri, Gianluca
With Buchanan, Emily
2014-03 - Workman Publishing
9780761173380 Check Our Catalog Patricia Wells has revisited more than 450 eating establishments in Paris to update this authoritative guide. Some have been dropped but more than 100 new places have been added to provide a broad review of the best places to eat out in the city. …More