The Light of Paris

The Light of Paris

Audiobook CD - 2016
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"The miraculous new novel from New York Times-bestselling author Eleanor Brown, whose debut, The Weird Sisters, was a sensation beloved by critics and readers alike. Madeleine is trapped--by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears--in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. In Madeleine's memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been--elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a diary detailing Margie's bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defied her strict, staid family and spent an exhilarating summer writing in cafes, living on her own, and falling for a charismatic artist. Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine's marriage is threatened, she panics, escaping to her hometown and staying with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother's bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer--reconnecting to her love of painting, cultivating a vibrant circle of creative friends, and finding a kindred spirit in a down-to-earth chef who reminds her to feed both her body and her heart. Margie and Madeleine's stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be"--
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Audio [2016]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780451484833
0451484835
Branch Call Number: CDT FIC BROWN, ELEANOR
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Cassandra

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Oct 08, 2016

A very nice book about a grandmother and her grandmother who are forced into molds to please others. Do they find the courage to be themselves, or do circumstances destroy their spirits? Kristi & Abby Tabby

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Kyra_Audiophile Sep 12, 2016

Moving story contrasts family stories of two women in different time periods, grandmother in 1920s Paris, and granddaughter in 1990s in the Carolinas. Shows how their personal choices shaped their lives and the people they became.

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