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A Week in... Paris & Provence

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation wi
$17.95

A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

FRN687
Georgeanne Brennan
Lightning Source
2007
209
0156033240
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
1
0
Marvelously frank about daily chores and the decidedly unglamorous business of raising goats and pigs, Brennan lards her earthy tale of the rural life with recipes, one per chapter.
$15.95

Eyewitness Guide Provence & the Cote D'Azur

FRN18
Roger Williams
DK Publishing
2016
272
1465437649
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is an illustrated, colorful guide to the art and architecture, literature, history and attractions of Provence. With photographs and site plans, maps and sections on the Riviera, the Var, Bouches-du-Rhone, Vaucluse and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
$23.00

Fodor's Paris' 25 Best

FRN41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546273
PAPER
Guidebook
5/13/2014
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket map and guide includes essential information on the city's history, highlights and sightseeing, ideal for a short visit to the City of Light.
$13.99

Provence Alps French Riviera Map 527

FRN22
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
2
2067209434
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and detailed map of the region from Lyon to Marseille along the Rhone River, at a scale of 1:200,000.
$12.95

Paris Map

FRN400
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866092040
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A sturdy laminated map of the city center at a scale of 1:12,000 and all of Paris at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

Eiffel's Tower

FRN987
Jill Jonnes
Penguin Putnam
2010
354
0143117297
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jones captures the thrill of the modern in this sprightly tale of the tower, the 1889 World's Fair that inspired it -- and the cast of characters who gathered in Paris for the occasion, including Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the artists Gauguin, Van Gogh and Whistler.
$18.00

How Paris Became Paris, The Invention of the Modern City

FRA108
Joan Dejean
Bloomsbury USA
2015
320
162040768X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vibrant chronicle of how Parisian rulers transformed the city into a cosmopolitan metropolis.
$18.00

Paris at the End of the World, The City of Light During the Great War, 1914-1918

FRA122
John Baxter
HarperCollins
2014
416
006222140X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
John Baxter (The Most Beautiful Walk in the World) explores how the City of Light managed to shine even brighter during the four years when WWI threatened her destruction.
$15.99

The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

FRN28
Michael Jacobs
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
299
0500289964
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With an excellent introduction to the history, culture, landscapes and pleasures of Southern France, this illustrated guide features 34 towns and villages across Provence from the Vaucluse to Bonnieux and Gordes, tranquil Alpine villages and southern vineyards.
$26.95

The Popes of Avignon, A Century in Exile

FRN806
Edwin Mullins
Perseus
2011
256
1933346329
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Grounded in the architecture and papal legacy of Avignon and the surrounding area, this engaging history sets the 70-year period of papal exile in the south of France against the context of Europe's turbulent transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
$14.95

Cezanne

FRN508
Mary Tompkins Lewis
Phaidon Press
2001
352
0714835153
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A well-illustrated introduction to Cezanne's life and works in the stimulating Art and Ideas series by Phaidon, featuring 193 color and 13 black and white illustrations.
$29.95

Cezanne and Provence, The Painter and His Culture

FRN554
Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
University of Chicago Press
2003
334
0226423085
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This thorough study of Cezanne's work takes as its jumping-off point his 1886 move from Paris to his native Aix-en-Provence. The author uses the history and culture of Provence to provide a fresh analysis of the landscape's influence on the painter's technique.
$65.00

Letters on Cezanne

FRN300
Rainer Maria Rilke, Joel Agee (Translator)
North Point Press
2002
84
086547639X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
1
0
0
This brilliant meditation on Paris, art, and life takes the form of a series of short letters by the great poet Rilke to his wife Clara. The book chronicles Rilke's daily pilgrimage to a Cezanne exhibition at a Paris gallery.
$14.00

A Moveable Feast

FRN26
Ernest Hemingway
Touchstone
1996
211
068482499X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A treasure for anyone interested in Parisian cafe society and its luminaries circa 1925. Hemingway includes sharp portraits of Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford and others who idled on their way to greatness.
$16.00

A Year in Provence

FRN19
Peter Mayle
Vintage Books
1991
207
0679731148
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The original best-selling tale of settling down in Provence, told with warmth and a great deal of humor. It offers a wonderful inside look at the charms and quirks of the people and the countryside in the south of France.
$15.95

Between Meals, An Appetite for Paris

FRN32
A.J. Liebling
North Point Press
2004
182
086547236X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Liebling captures with stylish prose his coming-of-age in Paris in this elegant memoir, which is also a tribute to French cuisine.
$15.00

Chagall, A Biography

FRN797
Jackie Wullschlager
Alfred Knopf
2008
608
037541455X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This insightful portrait of the Russian-born modernist artist describes his stunning studies of the lost world of Eastern European Jewry in his paintings of the shtetl life of his childhood, his pioneering role in twentieth-century art, his colorful personal life and his lasting artistic legacy. Includes more than 40 reproductions of his paintings.
$40.00

Paris to the Moon

FRN208
Adam Gopnik
Random House
2001
338
0375758232
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gopnik writes with candor and humor about Paris and Parisian ways in these charming reflections on adapting to life in glorious exile.
$18.00

Paris to the Past, Traveling Through French History by Train

FRN953
Ina Caro
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
400
0393343154
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The infectiously enthusiastic Ina Caro charts 25 day trips from Paris in this marvelously conceived history and guide. From the splendor of Chartres, wonders of Sainte-Chapelle and elegant Place de la Concorde, Caro enchants.
$17.95

The Secret Life of the Seine

FRN48
Mort Rosenblum
Da Capo Press
2001
290
0306810743
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
After losing his Paris apartment, Rosenblum, a born storyteller, takes to a houseboat moored on the Seine. The result is this entertaining tour of the places and people he encounters during his explorations along the river.
$17.50

Two Towns in Provence

FRN27
M. F. K. Fisher
Vintage Books
1983
208
0394716310
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
Celebrated food writer M.F.K. Fisher contrasts village life in Aix-en-Provence with bustling Marseilles, evoking these two favorite places with anecdote and loving description.
$18.95

Van Gogh, The Life

ART164
Gregory White Smith, Steven Naifeh
Random House
2012
953
0375758976
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Naifeh and Smith reconstruct the life of Van Gogh with authority. Never losing sight of the artist’s profound achievements, the authors square Van Gogh’s talent with his depression and madness.
$25.00

Death at the Chateau Bremont

FRN972
M.L. Longworth
Penguin Putnam
2011
311
0143119524
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
When local nobleman Etienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family chateau, the town is abuzz with rumors. A lively whodunit steeped in the rich and romantic atmosphere of Aix-en-Provence.
$15.00

Lust for Life

NTH18
Irving Stone
Plume
1989
487
0452262496
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Emotionally charged, controversial and utterly readable, this well-known, fictionalized biography probes the life of Van Gogh from his auspicious beginnings as a London art dealer to his death at 37.
$18.00

Paris Stories

FRN373
Mavis Gallant, Michael Ondaatje (Introduction)
NYRB
2002
350
1590170229
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
All written in Paris (where Gallant has long lived), these magnificent stories take place from the Left Bank to the French Riviera, postwar Germany and Franco-era Spain. If you haven’t read her work (many of the stories originally appeared in the New Yorker), you are in for a treat. Gallant is one of the great 20th century short story writers.
$15.95

The Masterpiece

FRN227
Emile Zola
Oxford University Press
2008
428
0192839632
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Zola's novel tells of the downfall of a painter in 19th-century Paris, based on his childhood friend Cezanne. This classic is evocative of the artistic life in turn-of-the-century France. It was also the novel that would end their friendship.
$12.95

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Eyewitness Guide Paris

FRN02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2018
440
1465460454
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeous, well-illustrated and filled with maps, this compact book provides an excellent overview of the French capital, its history, traditions and sights.
$19.99

In a Dark Wood Wandering, A Novel of the Middle Ages

FRN86
Hella Haasse
Academy Chicago
1991
594
089733356X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With a cast of thousands including Joan of Arc and the Dukes of Burgundy, this 1949 historical novel renders the political intrigue, people and texture of 15th-century Europe and of medieval court life during the Hundred Years War.
$21.95

My Father's Glory and My Mother's Castle

FRN178
Marcel Pagnol
North Point Press
1986
341
0865472572
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Best known as a filmmaker, Pagnol evokes his childhood in Provence and Marseilles 50 years ago. These memoirs sparkle with delight in the people, landscapes and daily life of southern France.
$28.00

Americans in Paris, A Literary Anthology

FRN427
Adam Gopnik (Editor)
Library of America
2004
613
1931082561
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This wide-ranging anthology includes early impressions by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as well as a generous sampling of 20th-century literary masters.
$40.00

The Sibyl in Her Grave

FRN539
Sarah Caudwell
Dell
2001
0440234824
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A delightful comedy of manners starring Oxford professor and amateur sleuth Hilary Tamar, the last in a series of four. In this installment, the story veers from Britain to Monte Carlo and Cannes, where the action (as usual) involves taxes and lawyers.
$7.99

Paris from the Ground Up

FRN796
James H. S. McGregor
Harvard University Press
2010
338
0674057384
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully erudite, in-depth guide to the architecture, monuments and history of Paris. With 105 color and 30 black-and-white photographs and 10 maps.
$34.00

Listening to Van Gogh: A Coming of Retirement Age Novel

FRN986
James Stevens
Aa Balkema
2010
199
0557179327
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Stevens writes with heartfelt directness of his characters enjoying the sites on a Rhone river cruise through Burgundy and Provence.
$14.98