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Trevor McFarquhar is the protagonist, and narrator, of The Art of Regret, a novel set in Paris, to which he was brought--quite unwillingly--by his American mother, into a life in France at the age...

Under Occupation: A Novel is the fifteenth in Alan Furst’s series of espionage thrillers, all set in Europe between the years of 1933 and 1943. I asked Furst, in an interview conducted in 2016,...

Each year the American Library in Paris honors an exceptional work written originally in English, that deepens and stimulates our understanding of France or the French. The American Library in Paris Book Award was...

Parisians love books. Just take a peek at the bouquinistes lining the quays of the Seine. And Parisians also love design. These two passions combine happily in their annual book fairs. Throughout the year,...

Edith de Belleville was born and raised in Paris in the Belleville section of the city. She studied law at the Sorbonne University, where she earned a post-graduate degree in labor law; she has...

Monsieur Mediocre: One American Learns the High Art of Being Everyday French is a delightful collection of essays describing the author’s life in France. Married to a Frenchwoman he met when she was working as a waitress...

Every country has moments in its history—often much longer than moments—that are a source of profound national shame. In this regard, despite her reputation as the birthplace of the Declaration of the Rights of Man...

The Flight Portfolio is a bold, ambitious novel based on the true story of Varian Fry, an American journalist who, during 13 months spent in France in 1940-41, managed to arrange safe passage out...

The first thing that made me want to read this book was the bold manifesto of the publisher printed inside the back cover. “Repeater Books is dedicated to the creation of a new reality....

Ayesegül Savas grew up in Turkey and Denmark. Her work has been published in the New Yorker, Granta, Guernica, and the Paris Review Daily, among other places. She received her MFA from the University...

Even as a child, I had known that my father had been in Paris during WWII. He had a book called Our Leave in Switzerland that featured pictures of American soldiers, but when I...

It has only happened to me once before that I had a strong desire, after reading the final words in a novel—a nearly irresistible desire—to return to the beginning of it immediately, and start...