By Eloisa James
“Exhilarating and enthralling . . . brims with an informal knowledge approximately life.”—Chicago Tribune
In 2009, New York occasions bestselling writer Eloisa James took a jump that many folks dream approximately: She offered her condominium, took a sabbatical from her task as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her kin to Paris. This memoir chronicles her cheerful 12 months in a single of the main attractive towns on the earth. Eloisa revels within the usual pleasures of life—discovering nook museums that travelers disregard, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, strolling from one finish of Paris to a different. She copes together with her Italian husband’s notions of caliber time; her hilarious little ones, a while 11 and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to say puberty—in a international language; and her mother-in-law’s raised eyebrow within the kitchen (even as she overfeeds Milo, the kin dog). Paris in Love invitations the reader into the lifetime of a so much spell binding kin, framed by means of la ville de l’amour.
“In this pleasant charm-bracelet of a memoir, [Eloisa James stocks] her adventures as an American by surprise immersed in all issues French—food, outfits, joie de vivre.”—People
“Enchanting . . . supplies the reader a feeling of being immersed in addition to James in Paris for a yr . . . you notice the rain, style the foodstuff, discover the people.”—USA Today
“This delectable confection, together with recipes, is greater than a trip to an excellent urban: it's also a journey of a kinfolk, a wedding, and a love that has no borders. Très magnifique!”—Library magazine (starred assessment)
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