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The Light of Paris

(2016)
A novel by

 

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


"I adored The Light of Paris. It's so lovely and big-hearted - it made me long for Paris."
- Jojo Moyes, New York Times-bestselling author of Me Before You and After You


The Light of Paris is the miraculous new novel from New York Times - bestselling author Eleanor Brown, whose debut, The Weird Sisters, was a sensation beloved by critics and readers 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 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
 
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Used availability for Eleanor Brown's The Light of Paris


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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2017 : UK Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-399-57372-0 / 978-0-399-57372-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : UK Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-399-57698-3 / 978-0-399-57698-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Lcc Us
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   

July 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
ISBN: 0-451-48481-9 / 978-0-451-48481-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Light of Paris
Author(s): Eleanor Brown
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   



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