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In Other Words: Tales of Paris and Language
By Laurie Graham and Linda Wallen (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Word Assn Pub
Publication date January 1, 2010
Pages 153
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781595713704
ISBN-10 1595713700
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Of the many books about the American experience of Paris, Laurie Graham's In Other Words is noteworthy not only for its elegance and charm, but for its depiction of how a place gains meaning when viewed through the prism of language. When Graham bought her apartment in Paris, she saw the tiny pied-à-terre as an extension of her love for the French language, a physical place that would make the language real. In this series of six related essays, Graham takes the reader on an intimate tour of her Paris. With humor and a lively eye for detail, she describes her search for just the right apartment and, later, her anxieties about the building's soundness; her encounters with her very French neighbors; her thoughts on fitting in ; and, most alarming, her husband's emergency trip in the wee hours of the morning to Cochin Hospital, as he lay delirious and coughing up blood. But never far from the story is the joy to be found in words. Woven into her tales of Paris is a fascinating and lighthearted rendering of the sounds, the vocabulary, and the structures of the French language that will delight both students of language and the Francophile general reader. Laurie Graham was an editor at Scribner's for eighteen years and is the author of Rebuilding the House, a New York Times Notable Book, and Singing the City: The Bonds of Home in an Industrial Landscape. In this new book, she shows us a way to look at Paris and language that sheds new light on why so many of us love this great city and the pleasure to be found in living in other words. The book contains 12 drawings.

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With Linda Wallen (other contributor) | from Word Assn Pub (January 1, 2010)
9781595713704 | details & prices | 153 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Of the many books about the American experience of Paris, Laurie Graham's In Other Words is noteworthy not only for its elegance and charm, but for its depiction of how a place gains meaning when viewed through the prism of language.
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from Word Assn Pub (June 10, 2009)
9781595712387 | details & prices | 151 pages | List price $12.95
About: Of the many books about the American experience of Paris, Laurie Graham's In Other Words is noteworthy not only for its elegance and charm, but for its depiction of how a place gains meaning when viewed through the prism of language.

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