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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary novel about self-discovery and new beginnings. Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as “the end of the world.” Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life’s small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it’s never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along. With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop a beloved bestseller, The Little French Bistro is a tale of second chances and a delightful embrace of the joys of life in France.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Nina George
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release: 2017-06-13
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780451495600

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Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people's lives.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Nina George
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release: 2015-06-23
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780553418781

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Warm, wise, and magical—the latest novel by the bestselling author of THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP and THE LITTLE FRENCH BISTRO is an astonishing exploration of the thresholds between life and death Henri Skinner is a hardened ex-war reporter on the run from his past. On his way to see his son, Sam, for the first time in years, Henri steps into the road without looking and collides with oncoming traffic. He is rushed to a nearby hospital where he floats, comatose, between dreams, reliving the fairytales of his childhood and the secrets that made him run away in the first place. After the accident, Sam—a thirteen-year old synesthete with an IQ of 144 and an appetite for science fiction—waits by his father’s bedside every day. There he meets Eddie Tomlin, a woman forced to confront her love for Henri after all these years, and twelve-year old Madelyn Zeidler, a coma patient like Henri and the sole survivor of a traffic accident that killed her family. As these four very different individuals fight—for hope, for patience, for life—they are bound together inextricably, facing the ravages of loss and first love side by side. A revelatory, urgently human story that examines what we consider serious and painful alongside light and whimsy, THE BOOK OF DREAMS is a tender meditation on memory, liminality, and empathy, asking with grace and gravitas what we will truly find meaningful in our lives once we are gone.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Nina George
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release: 2019-04-09
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525572558

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Bistro is warm. Bistro is family. Bistro is simple, hearty, generous cuisine-robust soups and country omelets, wine-scented stews and bubbling gratins, and desserts from a grandmother's kitchen. Researched and written by Patricia Wells, author of The Food Lover's Guide to Paris and The Food Lover's Guide to France, together with over 220,000 copies in print, here is a celebration of the no-nonsense, inexpensive, soul-satisfying cuisine of the neighborhood restaurants of France. BISTRO COOKING contains over 200 scrumptious bistro recipes made lighter and quicker for the way we cook today. Warm Poached Sausage with Potato Salad. Benoit's Mussel Soup. Guy Savoy's Fall Leg of Lamb. Beef Stew with Wild Mushrooms and Orange, Chicken Basquaise, Pasta with Lemon, Ham, and Black Olives, L'Ami Louis' Potato Cake, Provencal Roast Tomatoes, Pears in Red Wine, and Golden Cream and Apple Tart. Throughout, lively notes and sidebars capture the world of bistro owners in the kitchen, les grands chefs, and more. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Winner of the 1989 IACP Seagram Food and Beverage Award. Over 166,000 copies in print.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Patricia Wells
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Release: 2017-10-10
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780761185123

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Widely heralded for her bestselling first novel (Feed My Dear Dogs) and award-winning stories (Sister Crazy, also nominated for the Orange Prize), Emma Richler finally returns with a dazzling major novel with the power of A.S. Byatt's Possession, the wit and wonder of Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda and Kate Atkinson's Life After Life--about a sister and her adopted brother with a one-of-a-kind connection: a profoundly moving, original love story about the unbreakable ties that bind, and the choices we make or create for ourselves. Zachariah and Rachel are brother and sister. Well, not exactly. They are star-crossed lovers. Well, not exactly. Rachel is the cherished daughter of a Russian family living in London--the richly imagined, mysterious Wolffs; Zach is her parents' adopted son who arrived from the orphanage with one sweater, a head of curls and a dexterous set of fists. As children, they became as close as two people can be. But when they crossed a forbidden line, there was no going back. Now, as an adult, coping with their father's furious rebuttal of Zach, Rachel sets herself the task of inventing a family history for her beloved. And so she brings to life his imagined ancestry--from a tavern-educated boxer in Dickensian times, to a Hussar at the Battle of Borodino during the Napoleonic Wars--even as their troubles in present-day Camden Town build to yet another point of no return. Cartwheeling through history, filled with art and science, fairy tales and folk songs, tsars and foundlings, epic battles in the prize ring and on the Eastern Front, and characters that take over our hearts, Be My Wolff is riveting--wondrous, funny and tragic and of astonishing imagination and beauty. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Emma Richler
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Release: 2017-02-14
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780345810748

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From the internationally bestselling author of four books, including The Opposite of Me, a vibrant, compulsively readable novel about two married couples who pursue a dream to open a bed-and-breakfast in small-town Vermont. In her previous works including The Best of Us, “rising star” (Library Journal) Sarah Pekkanen captivated readers by penning “refreshingly introspective, sharply realistic, and tenderly humorous” novels (Booklist) that had readers “flying through the pages” (Hoda Kotb, Today show). Now, in Catching Air, Pekkanen turns an unflinching eye on the tangled relationships of two pairs of thirty-somethings. A chance to run a B&B in snowy, remote Vermont—it’s an offer Kira Danner can’t resist after six soul-crushing years of working as a lawyer in Florida. As Kira and her husband, Peter, step into a brand new life, she quells her fears about living with the B&B’s co-owners: Peter’s sexy, irresponsible brother Rand, and Rand’s wife, Alyssa…who is essentially a stranger. For her part, Alyssa sees taking over the B&B as the latest in a string of adventures. Plus, a quiet place might help her recover from the news that she can’t bear children. But the idyllic town proves to be anything but serene: Within weeks, the sisters-in-law are scrambling to prepare for their first big booking—a winter wedding—and soon a shy, mysterious woman comes to work for them. Dawn Zukoski is hiding something; that much is clear. But what the sisters-in-law don't realize is that Dawn is also hiding from someone… Relatable and dynamic, Catching Air delves deeply into the vital relationships that give shape to women’s lives.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-05-06
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451673548

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Have you ever wondered how the French make entertaining at home look so effortless? Join Australia's favourite French chef, Manu Feildel, as he guides you through one hundred classic bistro recipes that will expand your dinner party repertoire and impress your guests. Whether you are looking for clear advice on how to cook traditional French fare likecoq au vin, cassoulet or raspberry souffles, or whether you are keen to experiment with Manu's new twists on old favourites, like cauliflower soup with Roquefort cheese, roast duck with spiced honey glaze or chocolate creme brulee, you will find something to inspire you in this stunningly photographed collection of his favourite bistro hits. There is something for everyone, from simple dishes that you can whip up on a weeknight to more challenging recipes for when you have a little more time. Manu's passion for the art of fine dining and his unique flair for entertaining, honed through years of experience, shine through on every page.

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Genre: Cooking, French
Author: Manu Feildel
Publisher: Lantern
Release: 2014-02-26
File: 215 Pages
ISBN-13: 192138378X

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Hearty boeuf Bourguignon served in deep bowls over a garlic-rubbed slice of baguette toast; decadently rich croque monsieur, eggy and oozing with cheese; gossamer crème brulee, its sweetness offset by a brittle burnt-sugar topping. Whether shared in a cozy French bistro or in your own home, the romance and enduring appeal of French country cooking is irrefutable. Here is the book that helps you bring that spirit, those evocative dishes, into your own home. What Ina Garten is known for—on her Food Network show and in her three previous bestselling books—is adding a special twist to familiar dishes, while also streamlining the recipes so you spend less time in the kitchen but still emerge with perfection. And that’s exactly what she offers in Barefoot in Paris. Ina’s kir royale includes the unique addition of raspberry liqueur—a refreshing alternative to the traditional crème de cassis. Her vichyssoise is brightened with the addition of zucchini, and her chocolate mousse is deeply flavored with the essence of orange. All of these dishes are true to their Parisian roots, but all offer something special—and are thoroughly delicious, completely accessible, and the perfect fare for friends and family. Barefoot in Paris is suffused with Ina’s love of the city, of the bustling outdoor markets and alluring little shops, of the bakeries and fromageries and charcuteries—of the wonderful celebration of food that you find on every street corner, in every neighborhood. So take a trip to Paris with the perfect guide—the Barefoot Contessa herself—in her most personal book yet. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Ina Garten
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release: 2012-11-26
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307956071

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"A French Wedding is a sumptuous novel that will, literally take you away. It's a delightful escape to the French seaside that I, for one, never wanted to leave."—Elin Hilderbrand, bestselling author of The Identicals A French Wedding is a delicious novel about six college friends reuniting on the coast of Brittany to celebrate one of their own's fortieth birthday. With sumptuous food and plenty of wine, the table is set for tricky romantic entanglements, fiery outbursts, and a range of secrets. Readers who loved The Vacationers and The Little Paris Bookshop will devour this irresistible novel. Max is a washed-up rock star who's about to turn forty and feeling nostalgic for his university days. All he says he wants for his birthday is to host his old friends at his house in the French countryside for a weekend of good food and reminiscing. But he has an ulterior motive: Finally ready to settle down, this is his chance to declare his undying love to his best friend, Helen. Max's private chef, Juliette, has just returned to her hometown after a nasty breakup and her parents' failing health move her to sell her dream restaurant in Paris. Still reeling, Juliette throws herself into her job, hoping that the peace and quiet it offers will be the perfect cure for her broken heart. But when Max's friends arrive, the introverted, dreamy Juliette finds herself drawn out of her orderly kitchen and into their tumultuous relationships. A weekend thinking about the past spurs more than one emotional crisis, as the friends take stock of whether they've lived up to their ideals. Together for the first time in years, it's not long before love triangles, abandoned dreams, and long-held resentments bubble over, culminating in a wedding none of them ever expected.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Hannah Tunnicliffe
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2017-06-06
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385541855

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French food has a "Je ne sais quoi" factor that delights and makes French cooking iconic. Bring the flavors of France in your own kitchen and prepare a French bistro meal that your family and friends will remember!French food can be described as elegant, sophisticated and refined, using only the best and freshest ingredients. French cuisine is based on traditions, elaborate cooking techniques and recipes have been perfected by World renowned French chefs and cooks for many years. Recipes are passed down from generation to generation, and each region of France have their own specialties. Cooking French food can daunting and thought of difficult to do, but with a little time and a great recipe, you will be surprised at how easy it can be.Eating in French bistro is an experience of fine food, great wines and a unique atmosphere where classic dishes are mixed with rustic wholesome foods. Inside this book, you will find recipes of dishes typically offered in French bistro from classics to more rustic meals.The true flavors of French Bistro cooking are found within this book and are accessible to everyone, from the novice who likes to experiment in the kitchen, to the seasoned cook who has attempted - and succeeded - at practically every style of cooking.Inside you'll find:* Delightful appetizers like the Spiced Duck Rillettes or the Classic Mussels with White Wine Sauce* Satisfying French soups and stews like the French onion Soup or the Armorican Fish Stew* Classic chicken and poultry dish such as the Coq au vin or the Duck Confit* French beef masterpieces like the Provençale Beef and the Beef Bourguignon* Delectable pork and veal recipes like the Veal Medallion with Morel Sauce or the Ham, Cheese and Apple Tart* Coastal fish and seafood creations the Sole Meniere or the Mussels with Cream Sauce* Easy to prepare vegetarian dishes and sides like the French Ratatouille or the Cheese Soufflé.* Sweet endings like the Mousse au Chocolat (Chocolate mousse) or the Classic Tarte Tatin (French apple pie)The recipes in this book are genuine to the various regions of France, bringing into your kitchen flavors that are ripe with the essence of the culture. From rustic chicken dishes to elegant duck, along with regional seafood and desserts that will kiss your soul, this book is a French bistro menu in and of itself. The next time you reach for the phone to make a reservation at a French bistro, try reaching for this book instead, and bring the flavors of Paris, Champagne, Lorraine, the Loire Valley, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Provence, or Normandy cooking into your own kitchen.Let's get started! Scroll back up and order your copy today!

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Author: Sarah Spencer
Publisher:
Release: 2016-04-06
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 1530924340

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