Yesterday, I read the first story in Paul Headrick’s The Doctrine of Affections, which is set in 19th-Century Paris.
It’s the perfect kind of story to launch an event like this.
It’s atmospheric and music-soaked…
and just long enough for the reader to feel fully immersed…
while whetting the appetite for more Paris stories.
Other possibilities in my stacks for this event?
Lauren B. Davis’ The Radiant City
Michele Roberts’ Playing Sardines
Michele Zackheim’s Violette’s Embrace
George Sand’s Horace
Kay Boyle’s My Next Bride
Anita Brookner’s Incidents in the rue Langiers
and Benjamin Constable’s The Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa
Other ideas? I like the sounds of the films that others are chatting about, and I might borrow a cookbook or two.
Meantime, a chocolate croissant? Or two. But I snarfed them both before I snapped a photo. Yum.