August 2013 Indie Next List
“Susan Conley, author of the beautiful acclaimed memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune, (2011), brings us her exquisite debut novel, Paris was the Place (Alfred A. Knopf, August 2013). The novel focuses on American Willow Pears, who is living and teaching in Paris at a center for immigrant girls, who have requested asylum in France. The culture, flavor, keen detail and observation, and literature of Paris, India, and the U.S. are lyrically interwoven in a story about hope, love, family, forgiveness, expectation, risk, loss, and letting go. Conley's novel is sprinkled with humor, as well as questions about social justice, relationship, human tragedy, and grace. As Willow's father, a topographer, states in the book,”
— Susan K. McCann, Essex Books, Centerbrook, CT
About the Author
Susan Conley moved to Ireland for twelve months - fourteen years ago. She splits her time between beauty journalism, novel writing, and horseriding. She blogs at "www.brightandbeautyfull.com" and tweets @SusanEConley.
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