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Booked for Lunch - Paris by the Book

Liam Callanan

Liam Callanan

Booked for Lunch - Paris by the Book

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:45am

7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

$75 includes lunch and a copy of the book. For reservations contact marylee@warwicks.com.

About the author: 

Liam Callanan is a novelist, teacher, and journalist, whose first novel, The Cloud Atlas, was a finalist for an Edgar Award. Winner of the George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts and Letters, Liam has published in the Wall Street Journal, Slate, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and has recorded numerous essays for public radio. He's taught for the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and he lives in Wisconsin with his wife and daughters.

About the Book:

Eccentric novelist Robert Eady disappears all the time. A quick night or day away is, he says, an essential part of his writing process. But when he abruptly vanishes one morning without leaving behind his customary goodbye note, his wife Leah knows something is wrong. Alarmed, Leah searches for clues to his whereabouts and finds something unexpected: plane tickets to Paris, the city she and Robert had always dreamed of visiting together. Hoping that Robert might be waiting for his family there, Leah and her two daughters set off for France. What Leah discovers in Paris will change her family’s story forever. An unfinished manuscript, left behind by her husband, seems a sort of literary treasure map - a guide for the Eady women to follow, bringing them closer to Robert. But Robert’s pages lead them, instead, to a small, floundering English-language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell. To her surprise, Leah finds herself accepting the offer to take over the store. Perhaps, with the bookstore as a Parisian home-base, Leah can find out what truly happened to her husband - and the remainder of the book he was writing.

As the women settle into their new Parisian life, they explore the city in the paths of beloved French classics including Madeline and The Red Balloon. But the farther Leah travels into this mystery, the more significant its implications for her life, and for her idea of Paris, reveal themselves to be. Called a “witty mystery adventure” by The San Francisco Chronicle, and inspired by the classics above and the many more titles mentioned in its pages, Paris by the Book is a poignant journey in the footsteps of a woman whose story is being rewritten.

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Paris by the Book: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101986271
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton - April 3rd, 2018