“Sublime...Callanan has crafted a beautifully‐drawn portrait of a woman interrupted set among the exquisite magic of Paris, where life frequently imitates art and the ghosts of the past linger just out of site. Book lovers and Paris aficionados will be enthralled.” –Publishers Weekly, *Starred review
“A love letter to reading, writing, and all things French, Paris by the Book combines a charming first‐person protagonist, a nuanced family drama, and the magic of Paris.” –Shelf Awareness, *Starred review
“Callanan has woven a tale of grief, resentment, and the everyday madness of equivocating the unfathomable. ... Callanan’s sweet and compulsively readable tale invites readers to fall in love with Paris, Leah, and her family.” —Booklist
Liam Callanan is a novelist, teacher and journalist, whose first novel, The Cloud Atlas, was a finalist for an Edgar Award. Winner of 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 the University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee, and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and daughters.
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