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Cat's Cradle: A Novel
Kurt Vonnegut

Dell Publishing, 1998

Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth ...
  
  











  



  
Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere
Dorie Greenspan

Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A “culinary guru” and author of the award-winning Around My French Table and Baking: From My Home to Yours  returns with an exciting collection of simple desserts from French home cooks and chefs With her groundbreaking bestseller Around My French Table , Dorie Greenspan changed the way we view French food. Now, in Baking Chez Moi , she explores the fascinating world of French desserts, bringing together a charmingly ...
  
  











  



  
Paris Match (Stone Barrington)
Stuart Woods

Putnam Adult, 2014

Stone Barrington is back and better than ever in the astonishing new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods.   Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. And ...
  
  











  



  
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Pamela Druckerman

Penguin Press HC, The, 2012

The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children. When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special. Yet, the French children Druckerman knows sleep through the night at two or three months old while those of her ...
  
  











  



  
My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories
David Lebovitz

Ten Speed Press, 2014

A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David's Parisian kitchen. It’s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a ...
  
  











  



  
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

Scholastic Press, 2007

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message ...
  
  











  



  
How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, ...

Doubleday, 2014

From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves.   In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors--Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas -- unmarried but attached, with ...
  
  











  



  
Rick Steves' Paris 2014
Rick Steves, Steve Smith, ...

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2013

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light—Paris. With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of ...
  
  











  



  
Streetwise Paris Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Paris, France
Streetwise Maps

Streetwise Maps, 2014

Streetwise Paris Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Paris, France - Folding pocket size travel map with integrated metro map including lines & stations This map covers the following areas: Main Paris Map 1:14,000 Paris Metro Map Map of France There are more clichés about Paris than there are tourists at the Louvre, but the fact is that underneath each overused hackneyed cliché is a glistening kernel of truth. The City of Light, the City ...
  
  











  



  
Revealed (The Missing)
Margaret Peterson Haddix

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014

After a mysterious cameo from Charles Lindbergh, it’s up to Jonah to save his town in the seventh book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “plenty of fun and great for history teachers as well. It’s morning as usual at the Skidmore household—until Charles Lindbergh, the famous historical pilot, appears in their living room. Jonah can hardly believe his eyes—and then Lindbergh grabs ...
  
  











  



  
Song of Solomon
Toni Morrison

Vintage, 2004

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of ...
  
  











  



  
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS
Lelia Wanick Salgado

Taschen, 2013

Earth eternal: A photographic homage to our planet in its natural state   “In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen. ” —Sebastião Salgado On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the viewfinder, he experienced a revelation: suddenly life made sense. From that day onward—though it took years of ...
  
  











  



  
Rick Steves' France 2014
Rick Steves, Steve Smith

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2014

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in France. With this guide, you’ll explore sleepy villages, romantic hill towns, and cosmopolitan cities, including Paris, Avignon, and Nice. Climb the Eiffel Tower, wander world-renowned museums, and dine at sidewalk cafés. Then escape to the sunny countryside, where you can explore castles of all shapes and sizes or pedal your way from village to ...
  
  











  



  
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Edith Hamilton

Grand Central Publishing, 2011

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of ...
  
  











  



  
At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life
Jennifer L. Scott

Simon & Schuster, 2014

Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life. When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Jennifer Scott was a casual California girl who thought sweatpants were appropriate street attire. Madame Chic took Jennifer under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little ...
  
  











  



  
Rick Steves' Pocket Paris
Rick Steves, Steve Smith, ...

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2014

Rick Steves’ Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact book includes Rick’s advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending one or seven days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city ...
  
  











  



  
When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944
Ronald C. Rosbottom

Little, Brown and Company, 2014

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom ...
  
  











  



  
Anna and the French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins

Speak, 2011

Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna ...
  
  











  



  
Madeline
Ludwig Bemelmans

Viking Juvenile, 2000

A Caldecott Honor Book Madeline truly needs no introduction. An enduring classic,  Madeline  continues to enchant readers more than seventy years after its first publication. Nothing frightens Madeline—not tigers, not mice, not even getting sick. To Madeline, a trip to the hospital is a grand adventure.
  
  











  



  
Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris
Jennifer L. Scott

Simon & Schuster, 2012

When Jennifer Scott arrived at the doorstep of a grand Sixteenth Arrondissement apartment in Paris as a foreign exchange student, she was greeted by the woman who would become her mentor and the inspiration for the way she lived long after her time abroad was over. Madame Chic took the casual California teenager under her wing, revealing the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Each chapter of ...
  
  











  








   



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