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West of Eden: An American Place

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ISBN: 9780812998405
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Published: Random House - February 9th, 2016

This oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles, looks at five different  families/individuals who lived, struggled, worked, and played there - the actress Jennifer Jones, movie mogul Jack Warner, tycoon Edward Doheny, troubled Jane Garland and Stein's own fascinating family.  Their stories are woven into an intense, illuminating and sometimes tragic tapestry.

 

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The Occupation Trilogy

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The Occupation Trilogy: La Place de L'Etoile - The Night Watch - Ring Roads Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632863720
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 22nd, 2015

Winner of the Nobel Prize in 2014 French author Patrick Modiano’s glistening, seductive novels are now being published in English.The Occupation Trilogy consists of three early novels looking backward to World War II.

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THE FIRES OF AUTUMN

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ISBN: 9781101872277
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Published: Vintage - March 17th, 2015

The Fires of Autumn is one of bestselling author Irène Némirovsky’s later works; first published in France in 1957, many years after her death at Auschwitz. In this novel she tells the story of idealistic young Bernard Jacquelain, who fought in World War I only to return home to Paris a changed man. Estranged from those around him, and desperate to achieve success, he moves into a world of excess and corruption.

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The Hotel on Place Vendome

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ISBN: 9780061791086
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Published: Harper - March 11th, 2014

Author Tilar Mazzeo brings to life the magic of the Hotel Ritz, the glorious luxury hotel in the heart of Paris, during the Occupation. Despite the raging war, the hotel carries on becoming the headquarters for Hermann Goring and home to the rich and famous, including Coco Chanel. Rich in atmosphere and intrigue, The Hotel on Place Vendome is a fascinating portrait of Paris, World War II and a hotel that somehow survived it all and continues to thriveto this day. 

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Suite Francaise

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ISBN: 9781400096275
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Published: Vintage Books USA - April 10th, 2007

Russian born Irene Nemirovsky became a best-selling author in France after World War I with her popular fiction.  Written in 1940, Suite Francaise is composed in real time  - just as the Nazis began to overrun France – and Nemirovsky stated that her goal was to describe daily life just as it happened.  She planned a series of five novels; however, she never lived to see any of them published and it was only after a long-lost trunk was found by her daughters that this manuscript was discovered.  With her insightful observations of French life disrupted, Suite Francaise is at times amusing, but more than anything, terrifying.

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The Heir Apparent

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ISBN: 9781400062553
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Published: Random House - December 3rd, 2013

Given unprecedented access to the royal archives at Windsor Castle, author Jane Ridley paints a fascinating and nuanced picture of King Edward VII, also known as Bertie. Beginning with his early life strictly controlled by his parents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, through his marriage, fatherhood, relationships with other women and then ascension to the throne in 1901, Edward VII is seen to be a far more intriguing, complex and gifted man than history has previous portrayed him.

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How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

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ISBN: 9781608195916
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 4th, 2014

Author of ten books on the City of Light, Joan DeJean begins in the 17th Century and takes us though the dazzling history of how and why Paris became the most beautiful city in the world – full of stunning architecture, lavish parks, museums, boulevards, monuments – a city alive with adventure and excitement.


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An Officer and A Spy

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ISBN: 9780385349581
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 28th, 2014

Bestselling author Robert Harris (Fatherland) explores in novel form the legendary Dreyfus Affair through the character of George Picquot, a diehard military man who begins to suspect that Dreyfus was framed.  Jewish and wealthy, Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason on trumped up evidence and Picquot’s investigation leads to many disturbing conclusions, both political and social.  C’est honteux!

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Provence, 1970

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Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307718341
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Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - October 22nd, 2013

Take Julia Child add Paul Child, M. F. K. Fisher, and Richard Olnay, mix in Simone Beck and James Beard and you have a recipe for a fascinating book on how these authors/cooks/chefs came together in Provence, 1970 and changed the American gastronomical world.  A perfect gift for the Foodie in the family. Nathan


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