As you can’t travel to Paris right now and you’re likely stuck inside, you can bring the city and France straight to your living room via these wonderful new books on Paris. With cookbooks boasting mouth-watering images, daring women from past and present, and Napoleonic intrigues, there’s something for everyone.
Parisian expat icon, bestselling cookbook author, memoirist, and blogger David Lebovitz is back with his latest book, an in-depth and tantalizing overview of the drinking culture of France. From chocolat chaud to contemporary cocktails, Lebovitz presents 160 recipes (including some savory accompaniments) in this beautifully photographed doctrine on French beverages.
The much-awaited second book of Parisian journalist and author Lindsey Tramuta may not be released until April 21, 2020, but you can already pre-order your copy. After featuring a wide range of Parisian innovators in her first book, “The New Paris,” Tramuta now turns her focus to the impact women are having on the city by profiling 50 creators, educators, visionaries, and activists. The well-researched and engaging book is a must-read for anyone interested in how Paris is evolving in the 21st century.
Bring the flavors of one of Paris’s most beloved bistrots to your kitchen via this new cookbook. Located near the Eiffel Tower in the 7th arrondissement, La Fontaine de Mars has been serving delicious French classic dishes to locals and visitors alike since 1908, among them President Obama and Robert De Niro, who also contributed a foreword to the book.
Bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc detective series, Cara Black shifts gears and characters in this new spy novel to be released on April 7, 2020. The thrilling story takes place in 1940 and revolves around a young American markswoman and a plot to assassinate Hitler.
Another tale set during WWII and involving a strong and daring woman, this book is based on the real life and events of Australian socialite and spy Nancy Wake. A leader in the French Resistance deftly capable of evading the Gestapo, the spellbinding story will have you glued from page one.
If you liked the bestselling book “The Paris Seamstress,” then you’ll certainly enjoy this new novel by Natasha Lester. Inspired by another true story of a courageous woman, this time model-turned-photographer Lee Miller, the book travels from 1942 and Miller’s arrival and work in France to modern times and a mysterious find at a French château.
In this romantic historical fiction, best-selling author Allison Pataki takes readers back to the turbulent days of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoléon Bonaparte via his lover Désirée Clary. It’s an intriguing and passionate tale, perfect for lovers of French history.
Many of you may know Oliver Gee from his popular podcast, The Earful Tower. In his first book, Oliver shares some surprising, entertaining, and culturally enriching experiences he’s had in his first five years in Paris through his podcast, working as a journalist, and in living life here to the fullest. The author’s first book, but definitely not his last, as Oliver’s curiosity is bound to lead him on many more inspiring adventures. The book will be released on April 30th, but is available for pre-order on Amazon here.
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