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The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue Des Martyrs
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thorndike Pr
Publication date March 16, 2016
Pages 421
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781410487933
ISBN-10 1410487938
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $31.99
Other format details large print
Summaries and Reviews
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Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. 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. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and Francois Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. 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 bringing Paris alive in all of 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."

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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: Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living.
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.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (November 1, 2016)
9780393353402 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $16.95
This edition also contains The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue Des Martyrs, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue Des Martyrs
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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