- Paperback: 52 pages
- Publisher: McCaa Books (September 23, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0996069534
- ISBN-13: 978-0996069533
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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to walk in Paris: Vignettes from two months in the City of Light Paperback – September 23, 2014
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About the Author
Sharon and David Beckman yearned to know Paris close up and at a lingering pace. This trip they decided not to be tourists. They’d go local. Writing vignettes was an afterthought. One day they just started writing. This book contains eleven vignettes, plus a poem. Their sojourn in Paris deepened their relationship with each other and enhanced their love affair with the city. To embrace the timeworn label City of Light is to revel in its profound beauty, but doesn’t capture the hurly-burly, shoulder bumping, and traffic. Fortunately, their years in New York had conditioned them for this. Evenings sometimes brought the most memorable moments, when, after a salad, paté, baguette and glass of wine, they ventured out yet again, this time down rue Sainte-Geneviève and across the Place Maubert for an aesthetic, even spiritual, nightcap: moonlight touching Notre Dame’s spire and sending the Seine sparkling, as if for the first time, westward under its bridges.They hope they’ve captured impressions and sentiments worthy of Paris in these vignettes. David’s interest in the expatriate writers who lived in Paris in the 1920s has mushroomed into a love affair with the city. Walking thereevery day for two months was hard on the feet but easy on the eye, mind and heart. Oh, and the palate (miraculously, he lost four pounds, in spite of all those croissants, patés, pastries, ice creams, cafés, bistros and brasseries). He plans a book called “Losing Half a Pound a Week in Paris While Eating Like a Crazy Person.”
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