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By Liam Callanan | Comments: ( 643 ) | Date: ( Jul 13, 2020 )

A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue a half finished manuscript set in Paris Heading off in search of its author, a mother and her daughters find themselves in France, rescuing a failing bookstore and drawing closer to unexpected truths.Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband.When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behindA missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue a half finished manuscript set in Paris Heading off in search of its author, a mother and her daughters find themselves in France, rescuing a failing bookstore and drawing closer to unexpected truths.Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband.When eccentric novelist Robert Eady abruptly vanishes, he leaves behind his wife, Leah, their daughters, and, hidden in an unexpected spot, plane tickets to Paris.Hoping to uncover clues and her husband Leah sets off for France with her girls Upon their arrival, she discovers an unfinished manuscript, one Robert had been writing without her knowledge and that he had set in Paris The Eady women follow the path of the manuscript to a small, floundering English language bookstore whose weary proprietor is eager to sell The whole store Today Yes, but Leah s biggest surprise comes when she hears herself accepting the offer on the spot.As the family settles into their new Parisian life, they can t help but trace the literary paths of some beloved Parisian classics, including Madeline and The Red Balloon, hoping clues arise But a series of startling discoveries forces Leah to consider that she may not be ready for what solving this mystery might do to her family and the Paris she thought she knew.At once haunting and charming, Paris by the Book follows one woman s journey as her story is being rewritten, exploring the power of family and the magic that hides within the pages of a book.

  • Title: Paris by the Book
  • Author: Liam Callanan
  • ISBN: 9781101986271
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Liam Callanan

Liam is the author of The Cloud Atlas Delacorte, 2004 Dial, 2005 , All Saints Delacorte, 2007 Dial, 2008 , Listen Four Way, 2015 and the upcoming Paris by the Book Dutton, 2018 He serves in the English department of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and was previously its chair, as well as coordinator of its Ph.D program in creative writing He has regularly contributed to local and national public radio, and is possibly the only person now living but consult your own Venn diagram who has written for all of the following the Wall Street Journal on zeppelins, jetpacks, and touring Paris and Greece with children s books , The Awl, Medium, Commonweal, Esquire on swimming and flying , Slate, the New York Times Book Review, the Times op ed page, the Washington Post Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes FYI, Good Housekeeping, Parents, Milwaukee Magazine and elsewhere.His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of literary journals, including Gulf Coast, the New Haven Review, Tinge where his story was named one of the Millions Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011 by storySouth , the Writers Chronicle, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, Caketrain, failbetter and Phoebe Liam is also the creator and co executive producer of the Poetry Everywhere animated film series.And yep, he knows all about the other novel that goes by the name Cloud Atlas To hear him tell it, it s been a fun ride bit on another cloud

Comments Paris by the Book

  • Mike

    After her husband mysteriously disappears, Leah finds a clue that leads her and her two daughters to track him in Paris. But as their search wanes, the three become increasingly enchanted by the City of Lights.An appealing premise and the story reads like a love letter to Paris.

  • Jo Dervan

    Leah and Robert met when she tried to steal a copy of the book The Red Balloon from a book store in Milwaukee. Leah was an impoverished grad student in film studies whose specialty was the movie, The Red Balloon. She knew everything about Lamorisse, the creator of the movie. Robert was a children’s book author and his favorite book about children in Paris was Madeline by Bemelmans. Their interest in Paris became a focal point for their romance. Robert even took Leah to Paris, Wisconsin where s [...]

  • Jill Frederickson

    I found this book enchanting. It draws the reader in and keeps them off balance with the protagonist as she negotiates her new normal. It represents Paris through a variety of literary filters and adds its own spin. I enjoyed the settings, the characters and the way it did not take the easy way out.

  • Julie Failla Earhart

    First there is the title: What an enticement! Paris and books; I GOTTA read this novel.Then there is the synopsis: An eccentric novelist who has gone missing. His grieving family. A bookstore. An unfinished manuscript by said missing novelist. I was already anticipating how wonderful this book would be. Then there is the first sentence: “Once a week, I chase men who are not my husband.” I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this novel.And finally I did. Leah steals a copy of “The Red [...]

  • Brita

    This book, which I read as an e-galley, should have been a slam dunk for me, with its Parisian setting and literary themes, but it wasn't at all what I expected. Based on the cover (yes, I judged it on its cover!) and description, I guess I thought I was in for something akin to The Little Paris Bookshop or The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Paris by the Book is more complex than those other bookstore books. There were passages about Paris that I absolutely loved, and marked to reread before I trav [...]

  • Kim McGee

    Leah and her two young daughters are distraught when Robert loving husband and father, goes missing. Assuming he is off writing even though he left no note and no clue to his whereabouts, they continue to feel his absence and his presence. Leah feels in her gut that Robert is ok and has left clues for them to find him - the biggest being plane tickets to Paris. She packs up the family and leaves Wisconsin for the unknown in Paris. Days turn into weeks and a strange transformation takes place - t [...]

  • Clover White

    *Thanks to NetGalley for providing an Advance Reading Copy in return for an unbiased review!*The first couple of pages of this book failed to grip me, but, c'mon Paris, and a bookstore? I had to keep reading. It took me a while to fall into the rhythm of this novel, but the story will haunt me for a long time.Leah has a missing husband. It takes most of the book to figure out how, exactly, he is missing. As a missing person, I wasn't able to get to know Robert Eady as well as I did the other cha [...]

  • Rachel Stansel

    An interesting book about a woman and her two daughters and how they cope and move on after the disappearance of the father. Throughout their marriage, he would take sudden "writeaways," but always left a note. So when he is suddenly gone without one and fails to return, they don't know what to think. They end up in Paris (no spoliers!) and even here the questions of the past cloud the future. I enjoyed the book very much. Much is based on the children's books Madeline and The Red Balloon. I gre [...]

  • Shannon

    A woman's husband disappears and clues to the mystery lead her and her daughters to Paris where they end up staying and try to adjust living without him. They move in above a bookstore that they buy and run. Clues of the husband's disappearance begin to appear at the store and around Paris.Paris had never appealed to me that much, but I've changed my opinion since reading this book. Paris is not just the setting of the book, it's another character, arguably the main character. A mysterious, intr [...]

  • Claire Barfell

    I won this book on Giveaways! First of all, I have to say that I felt like I was really in Paris, France with all the vivid descriptions and hope I really get to go there someday. The main question all through the book is Robert dead or alive? He is a husband, father, writer and he suddenly disappears. I felt the longing his wife and children had for him and kept anticipating the answer. However, the book was very sad because of what the family goes through before they know the truth. I love bo [...]

  • Jackie Trimble

    I received this book from . It's not that I didn't like the book - it was very well written, and as I thought about it after finishing it, I realized a lot of tactics that showed very strong writing, actually. I guess I just didn't love the subject, being a mom of two daughters. I don't like to imagine my husband missing. I think I was more upset that Robert did show up as alive and still didn't end up coming back into Leah & the girls' lives. So, that's what is causing me to give it a lower [...]

  • Theisobelgarcia

    How do you get over your husband’s disappearance and possible death? Flee to Paris, of course. Fall into a bookstore job, put your two teenage daughters into l’ecole, and everything will just work out. Right?This book is peopled primarily by privileged white people. Protagonist Leah is dealing with some tough shit, don’t get me wrong, but not all of us can flee our problems in Paris. Things just happen to work out in a myriad of coincidences that are increasingly less believable.I would lo [...]

  • Meghan

    I received this book as an advanced reader's copy and I was in love with the book as soon as I started it. From beginning to end, this book got more interesting just from turning the page. I was intrigued with the story of Robert and how he shaped the viewpoints and visions of the storyline. This book also provided information in depth how that there is not only a Paris France but a Paris, TX Paris, CA and in the book Paris, WI. This book will definitely be added to our library reads and I can't [...]

  • Karin Schott

    If you are expecting a Paris Bookshop kinda read this is not it. A husband is lost. His family does not know if he is alive or dead. Clues, real and maybe imagined, lead a wife and daughters to Paris, where they buy a book store.I felt that the emotional weight of this book was weak. I found myself impatient with the abandoned wife who had this privileged opportunity. I wanted to see her more angry. I wanted this to be a story someone in limbo who breaks free. It just felt a little unsatisfying. [...]

  • Ellen

    A complex story, Leah’s husband is a writer, suffering from mental malaise. He disappears, and Leah and her daughters, Ellie and Daphne, relocate to Paris where they believe Robert has gone, leaving clues for them to find him. Ellie and Daphne grow up quickly, while Leah buys a bookstore and continues the search for her husband, refusing to believe he is dead. This is a love story to Paris, but includes much about unrealistic expectations in life, and family relationships.

  • Jenndian

    I really wanted to like this book. I was hoping it would be suspenseful, but it just kind of dragged on. The characters are one-dimensional and the reader never gets the full picture. Dry, and uninteresting. I read an ARC through NetGalley. Hopefully, the final manuscript is better.

  • Chelsea

    This was such a great book. I loved the references to the Madeline series since I grew up reading the over and over. This definitely helped me to connect to the book more. The story line wasn’t something I’m usually drawn too but it pulled me in this time, I couldn’t put it down.

  • Jenn


  • Georgette

    A charming story of a woman and her two daughters travelling to Paris to find her missing husband, a struggling author. Paris is charming here, but the woman drove me crazy with her indecision.

  • Shelley Quezada

    Paris by the Book has a great opening line, "Once a week I chase men who are not my husband." Midway into the story of Leah whose writer husband disappears from time to time leaving her and teenage daughters, I suddenly realized I was reading a work of fiction- the story was that real. Leaving their home in Wisconsin with plane tickets that were mysteriously left for them the family ends up in Paris where Leah amazingly acquires an English language book store. What luck! The girls are enrolled i [...]

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