Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
Eloisa James, author of Paris in Love will be our featured speaker.
Fresh on the heels of a difficult period in her life, Eloisa James sold her house, took a sabbatical from her university job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles Eloisa’s joyful year in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world.
With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the everyday pleasures of Parisian life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two children, Anna and Luca, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina’s raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog).
Praise for Paris in Love
“While the children struggled then triumphed in school and with new friends, the dog grew fatter, and Alessandro advised his French conversation partner in affairs of the heart, James discovered a ‘materialist’s playground’ in Paris, finding just that precious objet or museum or nibble, and relaying in her sensible, reflective prose the lessons to take home and dream over...[An] effervescent diary.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
Mary Bly (a.k.a Eloisa James) is currently a full professor and co-director of the creative writing program at Fordham. She and her family now live in New York City. Paris in Love is her first work of nonfiction.
All author programs will feature a book signing and refreshments. Books will be available for purchase at each event.
Save the dates for our Spring Author Series!
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