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Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan

Paris by the Book

Paris by the Book by Liam Callanan
Apr 03, 2018 | 368 Pages
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“Liam Callanan’s Paris by the Book is much more than an elegiac portrait of an artist who has vanished. Here we witness the sacrifices and yearnings of the ones left behind as they continue to love, live, and flourish. Like James Salter’s Light Years, Callanan depicts the once seemingly simple conditions of a young marriage and what it takes to let such conditions go.”
—Min Jin Lee, National Book Award finalist author of Pachinko

“This charming and poignant novel made me fall in love with Paris and all things French. Oh, to own a bookstore in any arrondissement! Within this love story there are reflections on the mystery of writing, the solace of reading, the ties that bind and those that don’t, plus the joy of The Red Balloon, to name but a few of the pleasures of Paris by the Book.” 
Jane Hamilton, author of The Excellent Lombards and A Map of the World

“In Paris by the Book, the marvelously gifted Liam Callanan tells a spellbinding story of reading and writing, romance and marriage, French frozen food and a small bookshop. I loved walking the streets of Marais with his eloquent narrator. And I loved how Callanan simultaneously reveals the history of her marriage and of her adopted city. Open a bottle of wine, open this wise and wonderful book, and enjoy.”
Margot Livesey, author of Mercury and The Flight of Gemma Hardy
  “A haunting literary mystery and a multifaceted love story of husbands gone missing, of daughters left behind, of starting over, of books, and finally, of Paris. I love, love this novel.” 
Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World

“Liam Callanan’s new novel is charming and full of fabled accordion music and wonderfully Márquezian magic–and best of all it’s told by a narrator I came to love, whose funny,honest, wryly snarky voice drew me in from the first line.”
Dan Chaon, author of Ill Will

“Callanan has woven a tale of grief, resentment, and the everyday madness of equivocating the unfathomable. … Callanan’s sweet and compulsively readable tale invites readers to fall in love with Paris, Leah, and her family.” 

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