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The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue Des Martyrs
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date November 2, 2015
Pages 294
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393242379
ISBN-10 0393242374
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $25.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: A delightful and beguiling look at life on a small Paris street.
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents―the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers―making Paris come alive in all its unique majesty. The Only Street in Paris will make readers hungry for Paris, for cheese and wine, and for the kind of street life that is all too quickly disappearing. 25 photographs.

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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (March 16, 2016)
9781410487933 | details & prices | 421 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $31.99
About: Offers a tribute to one Paris street, the Rue des Martyrs, exploring its rich history and the varied lives of those who live there.
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from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 2, 2015)
9780393242379 | details & prices | 294 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.95
About: A delightful and beguiling look at life on a small Paris street.
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 1, 2016)
9780393353402 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $16.95
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About: A New York Times Bestseller "Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to…Paris―the city of light, of literature, of life itself.

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