Vignettes & Postcards from Paris (Paperback)

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THERE'S A NEW PLACE IN PARIS where you can get a piece of real lemon pie and a café crè me so tantalizing it will melt your inhibitions. Inside this once-medieval space are stacks of books on shelves, and small tables packed with people writing, debating, or dreamily gazing out the window, passez les temps. It's the new café next to Shakespeare and Company, and although he's been gone for five years, it's the one thing George Whitman always felt was missing from his haven of books. Sylvia has made it light and pretty, with a white faç ade and brightly colored chairs, but it matches the care-worn ambiance of the bookshop perfectly, as if a sprinkling of cinnamon on top of a Cappuccino.Even the café 's motto, "Open door, open books, open mind, open heart," goes with the old one in the shop, surrounded by the vivid spines of books: "Be not inhospitable to strangers, lest they be angels in disguise."Our nouveau section to this beloved, award-winning anthology of writings from there adds extra spice in the same way. We have included twenty-one new stories and poems that bring you to Paris before escorting you into Shakespeare and Company for the cherished original ones.Afterwards, let's stop in next door for a Flapjack Kerouac or a slice of George's Lemon Pie. Before you lift the steamy cup to your lips, don't forget to shake in a little shush of cinnamon.

About the Author

Erin Byrne is the author of Wings: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France, editor of Vignettes & Postcards from Paris and Vignettes & Postcards from Morocco, and writer of The Storykeeper film. Erin’ s work has won Grand Prize Solas Awards for Travel Story of the Year, the Foreword Indies Book of the Year, an Accolade Award for film, and the Pinnacle Achievement Award. She has taught writing at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore and The American Library in Paris, at Book Passage, and on Deep Travel trips, and is host of LitWings event series in the Bay Area and Paris which features writers, photographers, and filmmakers.

Praise For…

Critical Acclaim for the first book in this series, Vignettes & Postcards - Writings From the Evening Writing Workshop at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, Paris, Fall, 2011 (First Edition of Vignettes & Postcards From Paris):
Foreword Book of the Year Finalist
Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner
Readers’ Favorite Silver Award
Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Award
International Book Award Finalist
USA Book News Best Book Award Finalist
Anderbo Top Finalist Book
Honorable Mention: Paris Book Festival, New York Book Festival, San Francisco Book Festival

Vignettes & Postcards deserves to be on every essayist, poet, author or Parisphile’s shelf to read and enjoy over and over again.
-Adrian Leeds, Parler Paris

Vignettes & Postcards is a collection of humorous, lyrical, and philosophical short stories that I found utterly engaging. Readers like me who have visited Paris will find themselves filled with nostalgia. The editors demonstrated keen literary instincts in anthologizing these fine pieces, and the authors displayed a rare literary sensibility coupled with excellent craft that make the stories worth reading over and over again. Each time I found something fresh and enlightening, and I found it hard to put it down.

-Jackie O'Neal, Readers' Favorite
Product Details
ISBN: 9780985267209
ISBN-10: 0985267208
Publisher: Reputation Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
Pages: 348
Language: English