a virtual book event (schedule)
October 23-28, 2016
Thank you dear readers for joining me for this virtual book event.
Please note all giveaways end October 31, 2016.
Spending the last evening of this event with this one..
Life on the Rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino
Amazon | Goodreads
A delightful and beguiling look at life on a small Paris street.
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure.
Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents―the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers―making Paris come alive in all its unique majesty.
The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing. 25 photographs.
* image source: event badge cover of Inspired by Paris: Why Borrowing from the French Is Better Than Being French by Jordan Philips
* Ribbet was used for some graphics creations for this event.