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Best Paris Stories Paperback – May 31, 2012

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Paris speaks to her each of her lovers with a different voice meant just for them.. Now in this rich compendium of stories, we get touching glimpses of those voices, one by one, reminding us that Paris remains true to herself as we go about our lives here, whether in the sun or shade, through times difficult or sweet. These stories show that both life and Paris go on, all for the better when they're combined. --Frances Gendlin, author of Paris Moi and the Gang

Diverse, exciting voices all speaking of their Paris. At times funny or wrenching, get ready to be moved by this literary feast --Lizzie Harwood, Paris writer and editor

Delightful anthology for francophiles --My French Life

About the Author

Jeannine Alter is a freelance writer and education consultant. A doctor of English Education, she has taught English language, literature, and writing in the United States, Japan, Spain, and, most recently, France.

Jim Archibald is a 59 year old Scot who after twenty-three years in the Royal Navy is now fulfilling two life-long ambitions. He lives with his wife Jackie in a converted Blacksmith's in The Creuse, in South Central France, and he writes Poetry and Short Stories full-time.

Lisa Burkitt lives in Co. Donegal, Ireland and has worked as a weekly columnist and print journalist before moving into broadcast journalism and presenting. She has written scripts, short stories and her debut novel The Memory of Scent has just been released.

Mary Byrne was born in Ireland, and currently lives in France where she works as a French-English translator. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in Europe, North America, Australia, and included in anthologies such as Faber Book of Best New Irish Short Stories (2008) and Queens Noir (2008). Winner Fiction International short fiction contest 2011.

Jane Handel grew up in Birmingham and the Isle of Wight. After qualifying as a solicitor, she spent the last twenty years near Paris where she teaches yoga. She is currently working on a novel.

Marie Houzelle grew up in the south of France and lives in Ivry, just outside Paris, with her bicycle. She is now working on two novels. Her stories have appeared in Serre-Feuilles, Pharos, Orbis, Van Gogh's Ear,and Narrative Magazine. Hortense on Tuesday Night was chosen by Narrative Magazine as one of the top five stories from 2010-2011 and is part of their Annual Winter 2012 issue (Narrative Library).

A native New Yorker, Bob Levy divides his time between Paris and the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has been featured in many Literary Journals, as well as the Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Bay Guardian. He is a Nelson Algren Award Winner, a Langston Hughes Award Winner, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Fiction.

Julia Lichtblau has an MFA in fiction from Bennington College and for 15 years she was a journalist for Dow Jones and BusinessWeek in New York and Paris. Her award-winning writing has appeared in Ploughshares blog, Narrative, The Common Online, Pindelbox, Tertulia and many other reviews. She s working on a short-story collection, Foreign Service, and a novel, Sweet Melissa.

Jo Nguyen has worked as a rock concert promoter, bartender, events planner, nightclub and pub operator. She graduated from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) a very long time ago and currently spends half the year in France and the other half in Thailand.

Originally from Boston, Nafkote Tamirat is finishing her MFA at Columbia. Her short stories have appeared in Rose & Thorn Journal and Anemone Sidecar, and she is working on her first novel.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Summertime Publications Inc (May 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982369859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982369852
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,970,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The short story is the benchmark of excellent writing and this collection is no exception. Here the judges have chosen a set of skillful short-story authors who combine deep humanity with the most evocative of locations - can there be more?
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These aren't the typical stories about Paris cafes and people having a jolly time. Some are dark, others are funny, some are both!
Great collection from some exciting new writers.
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Quite a collection of vignettes of Paris. Loved Jeannine's story in particular. If you've ever been to Paris you'll love it.!!!
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This is a lovely collection of tales about Paris. Some of the stories - especially the ones about romance - made me laugh, while others were thought-provoking or even sad. At first I preferred the funny ones, but on rereading I started to like the sadder, deeper stories better.
My favorites deal with immigrants struggling to make a place for themselves or visitors returning to Paris to seek something that can no longer be found. What becomes of a place, especially a very beautiful one, after the person one loved there is gone?
Different voices form an anthology of stories to dip into according to one's mood. Laugh or cry, I did both.
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