The subject might be just one painting, but it also tells of the history of the time, military tactics, art history, and religious and regional politics
A memoir of Byrne Murphy, a young businessman who moves to Paris to reignite his career and his fortunes. He quickly finds himself up against powerful forces.
Alice B. Toklas was an American cookbook writer and life partner of Gertrude Stein. The 1945 Alice B. Toklas Cookbook included a recipe for “Haschich Fudge”.
Gabriele D’Annunzio was a famous Italian poet, playwright and journalist. Mr. D’Annunzio was also a professional soldier, rising to the rank of General.
In 1939, Paris, Odile Souchet has her life on track. She’s working in her dream job at the American Library in Paris, a great boyfriend working as a cop, and a loving family.
Virginia Hall is an American from Baltimore, for her France is a second home. Virginia volunteers to work with the SOE and the OSS to coordinate the response of the French Resistance with the Allies, prior to D-Day.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February, 1626 – 17 April, 1696) was a French aristocrat celebrated for her vivid and witty letters. Most of the letters were written to her daughter, Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné.
Molière (15 January, 1622 – 17 February, 1673) was the stage name of a French actor and playwright.
This book is short, but thought provoking. The question of “why the Jews?” has been asked for centuries without a good answer other than racism, probably because there isn’t one. As is tradition in the Jewish religion the book asks a lot of poignant, hard hitting questions but gives very few answers
Saki (18 December, 1870 – 14 November, 1916) was an English writer known for making fun of Edwardian society, as well as his macabre and roguish stories.