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The Light of Paris

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
The miraculous new novel from New York Times best-selling author Eleanor Brown, whose debut, The Weird Sisters, was a sensation beloved by critics and listeners alike.

Madeleine is trapped - by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears - in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside it looks like she has everything, but on the inside she fears she has nothing that matters.

In Madeleine's memories her grandmother, Margie, is the kind of woman she should have been - elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie's bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict, staid family and spent an exhilarating summer writing in cafes, living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist.

Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine's marriage is threatened, she panics, escaping to her hometown and staying with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother's bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer - reconnecting to her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef who reminds her to feed both her body and her heart.

Margie's and Madeleine's stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.

Genre: General Fiction    

Praise for this book

"What a joy to read. What a Voice." - Helen Simonson


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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-399-15891-X / 978-0-399-15891-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-00-739367-9 / 978-0-00-739367-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-399-57372-0 / 978-0-399-57372-9 (USA edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-00-739368-7 / 978-0-00-739368-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Light of Paris (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-7352-0817-4 / 978-0-7352-0817-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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July 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-451-48481-9 / 978-0-451-48481-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Light of Paris
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Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK