If you are a regular visitor to this site then you probably share my bibliophilia. The majority of my selections are about France, Paris in particular but as sophisticated, omniverous readers, our interests are unlimited and so I have added many other personal favorites including classic American Fiction, Biography, History and detective fiction from the early masters like Hammet & Chandler to their contemporaries, Connelly, Child and Connolly.
From his twin bases in Berkeley and Provence American Kermit Lynch has been educating fellow Americans on the subtleties and pleasures of French wines for over 35 years.
Several years ago, before Cara Black became world famous I sat down with her protagonist, Aimée Leduc, the spike haired, lightly tattooed detective to discuss Paris and her career as a crime solver.
Bernard-Henri Lévy aka BHL
In a country where philosophers, writers and journalists are accorded adulation generally reserved in America for rock stars, professional athletes and super models no star shines brighter than that of Bernard-Henri Lévy.
Charles Beloure (The Paris Architect)
As a first time author and a Gentile, why this subject?
When I decided to write fiction, I wanted architecture to be central to the plot...
Marilyn Yalom-How The French Invented Love
How the French Invented Love sprang from a lifetime of reading French literature and observing French society. I wanted to find a way to present my love affair with France to an American public,
The daughter of political refugees from Soviet Hungary and granddaughter of Hungarian Jewish victims of the holocaust, a fact that was withheld from her until adulthood, Kati Marton continues to discover her roots through her writing.I first met her in New York in 1995 on the occasion of the publication ofA Death in Jerusalem in which she discussed the assassination of Folke Bernadotte, the UN emissary to Palestine, by the Stern Organization.
Bobbie Ann Mason
During World War II thousands of Allied pilots crashed or parachuted into Occupied Europe. Over three thousand were saved through the courageous efforts of ordinary citizens who hid them in their homes, created false identity papers and in many cases evacuated them over the Pyrenees into Spain.
THE PARIS INSIDER family of weekly newsletters,Including THE PARIS INSIDER (Tuesday,) THE PARIS READERS CIRCLE (Wednesday,) THE PARIS WEEKENDER (Thursday,) and THE PARIS INTERVIEW (Friday) offer freshly written reviews about restaurants, museums, books, events, showings and what's on in Paris. Arriving at 9:15 AM Pacific Time you'll receive all of this plus tips on excursions to the surrounding regions from Champagne to the Loire Valley and much more. Thank you for subscribing.
No one should have a bad meal in Paris! Whether a 2-star restaurant or a local bistro there should always be an excellent rapport qualité prix– relationship between price and quality. At my favorites you will be treated as a regular and have a satisfying experience. Just tell them “Terrance sent you.”
Regularly scheduled literary salons with guest writers, private dinners, restaurant openings, wine tastings,market visits and cooking classes attract a discerning, sophisticated crowd who love to have a good time while they learn. Our cadre of Paris–based colleagues happily share their passion for this magical city.