Paris in Love: A Memoir (Paperback)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of Wilde in Love, a joyful chronicle of a year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Paris.

"What a beautiful and delightful tasting menu of a book: the kids, the plump little dog, the Italian husband. Reading this memoir was like wandering through a Parisian patisserie in a dream. I absolutely loved it."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

When bestselling romance author Eloisa James took a sabbatical from her day job as a Shakespeare professor, she also took a leap that many people dream about: She sold her house and moved her family to Paris.

With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life--discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen's sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband's notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools--not to mention puberty--in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina's raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog).

Paris in Love invites the reader into the life of a New York Times bestselling author and her spirited, enchanting family, framed by la ville de l'amour.

Praise for Paris in Love

"Exhilarating and enchanting . . . brims with a casual wisdom about life."--Chicago Tribune

"In this delightful charm-bracelet of a memoir, Eloisa James shares] her adventures as an American suddenly immersed in all things French--food, clothes, joie de vivre."--People

"Enchanting . . . gives the reader a sense of being immersed along with James in Paris for a year . . . you see the rain, taste the food, observe the people."--USA Today

"This delectable confection, which includes recipes, is more than a visit to a glorious city: it is also a tour of a family, a marriage, and a love that has no borders. Tres magnifique "--Library Journal (starred review)

"A charming, funny and poignant memoir . . . steeped in Paris and suffused with love."--Star Tribune

"Charming . . . a romance--for a city, a life, a family, and love itself."--The Huffington Post

About the Author


Eloisa James (aka Mary Bly) is a Shakespeare professor at Fordham University in New York City and a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance novels. From the Hardcover edition.

Praise For…


“Exhilarating and enchanting . . . brims with a casual wisdom about life.”—Chicago Tribune

“In this delightful charm-bracelet of a memoir, [Eloisa James shares] her adventures as an American suddenly immersed in all things French—food, clothes, joie de vivre.”—People

“Enchanting . . . gives the reader a sense of being immersed along with James in Paris for a year . . . you see the rain, taste the food, observe the people.”—USA Today

“This delectable confection, which includes recipes, is more than a visit to a glorious city: it is also a tour of a family, a marriage, and a love that has no borders. Très magnifique!”—Library Journal (starred review)

“A charming, funny and poignant memoir . . . steeped in Paris and suffused with love.”—Star Tribune

“Charming . . . A romance—for a city, a life, a family, and love itself.”—The Huffington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812981902
ISBN-10: 0812981901
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publication Date: March 26th, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English