Read A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light Online Free - 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 one else's ever." For each of the eighteen bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring, and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true.
While all of the women writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. Meg Waite Clayton (The Race for Paris) and M. J. Rose (The Book of Lost Fragrances) share the romantic secrets that have made Paris the destination for lovers for hundreds of years. Susan Vreeland (The Girl in Hyacinth Blue) and J. Courtney Sullivan (The Engagements) peek behind the stereotype of snobbish Parisians to show us the genuine kindness of real people.
From book club favorites Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler (Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald), and anthology editor Eleanor Brown (The Light of Paris) to mystery writer Cara Black (Murder in the Marais), historical author Lauren Willig (The Secret History of the Pink Carnation), and memoirist Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), these Parisian memoirs range from laugh-out-loud funny to wistfully romantic to thoughtfully somber and reflective.
Perfect for armchair travelers and veterans of Parisian pilgrimages alike, readers will delight in these brand-new tales from their most beloved authors.
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a French Woman
Too Much Paris
Paris is Your Mistress
A Myth, a Museum, and a Man
French for "Intrepid"
Paris, Lost and Found
Failing At Paris
The Passion of Routine
My Paris Dreams
We'll Never Have Paris
Finding Paris's Hidden Past
Until We Meet Again
A Good Idea?
Thirty-Four Things You Should Know About Paris
What is it about Paris?
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June 26, 2017
1) Get passport
2) Read this book 📖☕
3) Ponder which you would love more, the bread or chocolate
4) Realize the answer is both and this is why pain au chocolat exists
5) Fantasize about whisking self away to Paris
6) Repeat step #3
7) Wonder if it would ever occur to hubs to whisk you away to Paris [or...
September 05, 2017
A highly enjoyable set of 18 autobiographical essays on writers’ experiences with “a city so exquisitely beautiful it tricks you into believing you are owed an equally picturesque life” (as Maggie Shipstead puts it). For all the beauty and romance these women might have sought – and sometimes fou...
July 30, 2017
I've read books that took place in France (honestly, what reader hasn't?), but this book was the only one so far that actually made me appreciate it for both its romantic stereotype and what it simply is - a city.
My favorite essay was probably M.J. Rose's - I'm a hopeless romantic, and that essa...
July 06, 2017
I must start this review by telling you that I travel a lot and Paris is absolutely my favorite city to visit. If I was a little younger and a lot braver, I would probably live there but I think its a little late in life for me to make such a change. I love reading books about Paris when I can't...
June 30, 2017
I'll preface this with the fact that I have never been to Paris, but am obsessed with reading about it......if a title or book description has Paris in it, I. am. in.
This book of 18 essays includes an astounding collection of female writers, all with books set in Paris, and provides a thoroughly...
August 29, 2017
This book was everything I hoped it would be. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This was edited and put together so well. Even the size, weight, and the tactile experience was lovely with this book. The memoirs, with each author contributing an experience of Paris, were also a pleasure. Each one was uniqu...
July 01, 2017
“A Paris All Your Own” is an anthology of eighteen stories. More than just a collection, it’s a literary guidebook, filled with out of the way places often accidentally discovered. It’s as much a reflection of the writers themselves as it is a reflection of the City of Light. These stories are fu...
July 04, 2017
Great anthology! Now I really want to go to Paris. I like the fact that not all of these stories are just glowing love letters to the city. There are some stories of hardships there and some authors didn't have good experiences and don't love the city. I liked the different takes on it. My favori...
July 04, 2017
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August 07, 2017
This book was quite good. Each chapter was written by a different woman author who has written a novel or novels associated with Paris. Each woman shares her personal experience visiting the city of light. Each story was incredibly different and interesting. A fun read especially since I have nev...