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Lily finds herself entangled with talented composer Yves Rousseau, who believes she is his muse. Meanwhile, Natalie develops an unhealthy obsession with the story of Viktoriya Budian.

Author: Alli Sinclair

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781601838964

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A sweeping saga about love, truth, grief and passion—and what it takes to fulfil a dream . . . 1917. When dancer Viktoriya Budian flees war-torn Russia, she arrives in Paris, destitute and without hope. Her only chance of survival is to join the Ballets Russes, a controversial dance company that works with Pablo Picasso, Coco Chanel, and Henri Matisse. As war rages across Europe, Viktoriya’s personal life is in turmoil as lies lead to betrayal and her freedom is threatened. Will Viktoriya discover the truth before she loses everything she holds dear? Present day. Lily Johansson returns to Paris, the city that broke her heart and destroyed her ballet career, hoping to ease the guilt over her fiancé’s death and to make amends with her estranged sister, Natalie, also a dancer. Lily finds herself entangled with talented composer Yves Rousseau, who believes she is his muse. Meanwhile, Natalie develops an unhealthy obsession with the story of Viktoriya Budian. As Natalie’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Lily fears for her sister’s safety and sanity. When long-held secrets are uncovered, Lily and Yves must confront the past to have any chance at a future.
2017-07-25 By Alli Sinclair



ISBN: OCLC:1053048564



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For the world to have a two-thirds chance of staying under 2°C without carbon ... Under the Paris accord, developed countries are supposed to “lead by ...

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473560024

Category: Science

Page: 256

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**CHOSEN BY BILL GATES AND BARACK OBAMA AS A SUMMER 2021 READ** 'Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting' HELEN MACDONALD, New York Times The author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, asking: can we save nature in time? Elizabeth Kolbert has become one of the most important writers on the environment. Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to reverse, in a matter of decades, the effects we've had on the atmosphere, the oceans, the world's forests and rivers - on the very topography of the globe. In Under a White Sky, she takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world's rarest fish; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a 'super coral' that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth, changing the sky from blue to white. One way to look at human civilisation, says Kolbert, is as a ten-thousand-year exercise in defying nature. By turns inspiring, terrifying and darkly comic, Under a White Sky is an utterly original examination of the challenges we face. **A SUNDAY TIMES 'BOOK OF 2021'**
2021-03-04 By Elizabeth Kolbert

Author: Frederick Muller


ISBN: OCLC:857726142



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For though you dine indoors, under crystal chandeliers and seated on cut-velvet chairs, you can still dine under the Paris sky. The center section of the ...

Author: Price, Vincent

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9781606600726

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

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"Good cooking is where you find it," according to the authors of this unique collection, whose international smorgasbord ranges from the haute cuisine of Europe's finest restaurants to the juicy hot dogs at Dodger Stadium. In perhaps the first celebrity cookbook, famed actor Vincent Price and his wife, Mary, present mouthwatering recipes from around the world in simplified, unpretentious forms that anyone can make and enjoy. Selected from London's The Ivy, Madrid's Palace Hotel, New York's Sardi's, and other legendary establishments, the recipes are accompanied by witty commentaries, while color photos and atmospheric drawings by Fritz Kredel make this one of the most beautiful books of its kind. Includes a Retrospective Preface by the couple's daughter, Victoria Price, and a new Foreword by Wolfgang Puck.
2015-10-09 By Price, Vincent

Pushkin did not know how his great-grandfather came to be in Paris. He writes: “Until 1716 Gannibal was inseparable from the sovereign, ...

Author: Catharine Theimer Nepomnyashchy

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810119710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 417

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A wide-ranging consideration of the nature and significance of Pushkin's African heritage Roughly in the year 1705, a young African boy, acquired from the seraglio of the Turkish sultan, was transported to Russia as a gift to Peter the Great. This child, later known as Abram Petrovich Gannibal, was to become Peter's godson and to live to a ripe old age, having attained the rank of general and the status of Russian nobility. More important, he was to become the great-grandfather of Russia's greatest national poet, Alexander Pushkin. It is the contention of the editors of this book, borne out by the essays in the collection, that Pushkin's African ancestry has played the role of a "wild card" of sorts as a formative element in Russian cultural mythology; and that the ways in which Gannibal's legacy has been included in or excluded from Pushkin's biography over the last two hundred years can serve as a shifting marker of Russia's self-definition. The first single volume in English on this rich topic, Under the Sky of My Africa addresses the wide variety of interests implicated in the question of Pushkin's blackness-race studies, politics, American studies, music, mythopoetic criticism, mainstream Pushkin studies. In essays that are by turns biographical, iconographical, cultural, and sociological in focus, the authors-representing a broad range of disciplines and perspectives-take us from the complex attitudes toward race in Russia during Pushkin's era to the surge of racism in late Soviet and post-Soviet contemporary Russia. In sum, Under the Sky of My Africa provides a wealth of basic material on the subject as well as a series of provocative readings and interpretations that will influence future considerations of Pushkin and race in Russian culture.

If for instance you learn that your calling in life is to go to Paris, you can say, “No, I don't like the French and I'm not going there”– or, you can spend ...

Author: Ray Grasse

Publisher: The Wessex Astrologer

ISBN: 9781910531112

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 210

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Under a Sacred Sky is a treasure trove of essays by the author on the ancient art of astrology. This far-reaching collection is drawn from articles and interviews ranging from discussions of its use in our personal lives to its value for understanding historical cycles and patterns. It also includes a fascinating chapter on planetary stations, a topic rarely covered in other astrological literature. Along the way Ray Grasse interjects with some of his ownpersonal experiences in the discipline, while exploring its broader implications for subjects like synchronicity, spirituality, and the yogic concept of the chakras. This book includes interviewswith Rick Tarnas and Laurence Hillman and is suitable for both beginner and advanced students of the subject.
2015-07-01 By Ray Grasse

had been no thought in Drue Tartière's mind that Paris, let alone France, would ever fall to les Boches. A long and ugly war would no doubt follow the ...

Author: Robert Lyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681779348

Category: History

Page: 352

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A vivid social history of the American expatriate experience in Europe between 1939 and 1941, as the Nazi menace brings a shadow over the continent, heralding the storms of war. A poignant and powerful portrait of Europe in the years between 1939 and 1941—as the Nazi menace marches toward the greatest man-made catastrophe the world has ever experienced—Under A Darkening Sky focuses on a diverse group of expatriate Americans. Told through the eyes and observations of these characters caught up in these seismic events, the story unfolds alongside a war that slowly drags a reluctant United States into its violent embrace. This vibrant narrative takes these dramatic personalities and evokes the engagement between Europe and a reluctant America from the September 3rd, 1939—when Britain declares war—through the tragedy of Pearl Harbor in December 1941. In a distinctively energetic storyline, Robert Lyman brings together a wide range of encounters, conversations, and memories. It includes individuals from across the social spectrum, from Josephine Baker to the young Americans who volunteered to fight in the RAF, as part of the famous “Eagle Squadrons.” Hundreds of young Americans—like the aces James Goodison, Art Donahue, and the wealthy playboy Billy Fiske, who was the first American volunteer in the RAF to die in action during the Battle of Britain—smuggled themselves into Canada so that they could volunteer for the cockpits of Spitfires and Hurricanes, as they flew against the deadly Luftwaffe over ever-darkening skies in London.
2018-11-06 By Robert Lyman

After decades of setbacks , delay , and disagreement , after the last two sleepless , frenetic weeks of negotiation here in Paris , did we finally have a ...

Author: Kimberly Nicholas PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593328187

Category: Science

Page: 336

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It's warming. It's us. We're sure. It's bad. But we can fix it. After speaking to the international public for close to fifteen years about sustainability, climate scientist Dr. Nicholas realized that concerned people were getting the wrong message about the climate crisis. Yes, companies and governments are hugely responsible for the mess we're in. But individuals CAN effect real, significant, and lasting change to solve this problem. Nicholas explores finding purpose in a warming world, combining her scientific expertise and her lived, personal experience in a way that seems fresh and deeply urgent: Agonizing over the climate costs of visiting loved ones overseas, how to find low-carbon love on Tinder, and even exploring her complicated family legacy involving supermarket turkeys. In her astonishing book Under the Sky We Make, Nicholas does for climate science what Michael Pollan did more than a decade ago for the food on our plate: offering a hopeful, clear-eyed, and somehow also hilarious guide to effecting real change, starting in our own lives. Saving ourselves from climate apocalypse will require radical shifts within each of us, to effect real change in our society and culture. But it can be done. It requires, Dr. Nicholas argues, belief in our own agency and value, alongside a deep understanding that no one will ever hand us power--we're going to have to seize it for ourselves.
2021-03-23 By Kimberly Nicholas PhD

Author: Hubert Giraud


ISBN: OCLC:1130967282


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1953 By Hubert Giraud

Right now, though, what I want from Paris is some beauty in our lives, some peace and happiness. And do you know? I think Paris, after what it has been ...

Author: Nancy Horan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345538826

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH From the New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank comes a much-anticipated second novel, which tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny. At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.” Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales. Praise for Under the Wide and Starry Sky “A richly imagined [novel] of love, laughter, pain and sacrifice . . . Under the Wide and Starry Sky is a dual portrait, with Louis and Fanny sharing the limelight in the best spirit of teamwork—a romantic partnership.”—USA Today “Powerful . . . flawless . . . a perfect example of what a man and a woman will do for love, and what they can accomplish when it’s meant to be.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Horan’s prose is gorgeous enough to keep a reader transfixed, even if the story itself weren’t so compelling. I kept re-reading passages just to savor the exquisite wordplay. . . . Few writers are as masterful as she is at blending carefully researched history with the novelist’s art.”—The Dallas Morning News “A classic artistic bildungsroman and a retort to the genre, a novel that shows how love and marriage can simultaneously offer inspiration and encumbrance.”—The New York Times Book Review
2014-01-21 By Nancy Horan

"A young Chilean doctor, drawn to Paris by its promise of freedom, romance and culture in the 1950s, finds that life in the City of Light can be dark and dangerous, even tragic"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Enrique Von Kiguel

Publisher: Kunati

ISBN: 1601641710

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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"A young Chilean doctor, drawn to Paris by its promise of freedom, romance and culture in the 1950s, finds that life in the City of Light can be dark and dangerous, even tragic"--Provided by publisher.

( Sous le ciel de Paris ) Under Paris skies . Sous le ciel de Paris . Theme from the French film , Under Paris skies , words by Kim Gannon , music by Hubert ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office


ISBN: STANFORD:36105006281179

Category: Copyright


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In preparation for the Mauritania survey, the geologists were going to have to go to Paris to study the aerial photographs which were held there.

Author: Ron Player

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479787180

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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Under Different Skies takes the reader to several countries in Africa and the Middle East during the 1950's and 60's at a time when many changes were happening. World War Two had caused a huge awakening in this region. All-terrain vehicles and transistor radios were changing the expectations of people in many countries and revolution was always in the air. The book gives a glimpse of conditions in these countries as they were then, and how geological exploration parties had to cope with them. We are given a brief glimpse of Ron's early life in New Zealand, then the book becomes a compilation of fascinating anecdotes, presented chronologically, that trace the adventures, encounters and experiences that shaped his life. In working as an exploration geologist one is never far from the world of animals and they too feature strongly in his stories.
2013-05 By Ron Player

When I listen to the Paris, Texas soundtrack, I just can't help but think about Harry Dean Stanton—regardless of the spoken word part in it, which I think ...

Author: Neil Campbell

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9781943859597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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This original collection of essays by experts in the field weave together the first comprehensive examination of Nevada-born Willy Vlautin’s novels and songs, as well as featuring 11 works of art that accompany his albums and books. Brutally honest, raw, gritty, down to earth, compassionate and affecting, Willy Vlautin’s writing evokes a power in not only theme, but in methodology. Vlautin’s novels, The Motel Life, Northline, Lean on Pete and The Free (2006-2014) chart the dispossessed lives of young people struggling to survive in difficult economic times and in regions of the U.S. West and Pacific Northwest traditionally viewed as affluent and abundant. Yet as his work shows, are actually highly stratified and deprived. Likewise, Vlauntin’s songs, penned as lead singer of the Americana band Richmond Fontaine chart a related territory of blue-collar landscapes of the American West and Northwest with a strong emphasis on narrative and affective soundscapes evocative of the similar worlds defined in his novels. Featuring an interview with Vlautin himself, this edited collection aims to develop the first serious, critical consideration of the important novels and songs of Willy Vlautin by exploring relations between region, music, and writing through the lens of critical regionality and other interdisciplinary, cultural, and theoretical methodologies. In so doing, it will situate his work within its regional frame of the American New West, and particularly the city of Reno, Nevada and the Pacific Northwest, whilst showing how he addresses wider cultural and global issues such as economic change, immigration shifts, gender inequality, and the loss of traditional mythic identities. The essays take different positions in relation to considerations of both novels and music, looking for links and relations across genres, always mindful of their specificity. Under the Western Sky shows how although apparently rooted in place, Vlautin’s work traces diverse lines of contemporary cultural enquiry, engaging in an effective and troubling examination of regional haunting.
2018-03-01 By Neil Campbell

"And that fortnight in Paris—oh, I'll be in Paris, too, no doubt of that! I'll show you what Paris is like on a June evening. Do you think I'd want to send ...

Author: Grace S. Richmond

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781776528349

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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When you need to have your faith in humanity restored, Grace Richmond's uplifting novels are like a breath of fresh air. Unlike the fickle, self-centered creatures who populate the pages of modern-day "chick lit," heroine Georgiana makes significant sacrifices for the good of her family and still manages to find her happily-ever-after. Under the Country Sky is a must-read for fans of classic romantic fiction.
2013-08-01 By Grace S. Richmond

Just a hot little baby straight from Paris. Eh?' 'Oo!' she said. 'What an idea!' All the same she was rather struck by the image. A hot little baby straight ...

Author: Patrick Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349141480

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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'I recommend Hamilton at every opportunity, because he was such a wonderful writer and yet is rather under-read today. All his novels are terrific' Sarah Waters 'If you were looking to fly from Dickens to Martin Amis with just one overnight stop, then Hamilton is your man' Nick Hornby The Midnight Bell, a pub on the Euston Road, is the pulse of this brilliant and compassionate trilogy. It is here where the barman, Bob, falls in love with Jenny, a West End prostitute who comes in off the streets for a gin and pep. Around his obsessions, and Ella the barmaid's secret love for him, swirls the sleazy life of London in the 1930s. This is a world where people emerge from cheap lodgings in Pimlico to pour out their passions, hopes and despair in pubs and bars - a world of twenty thousand streets full of cruelty and kindness, comedy and pathos, wasted dreams and lost desires.
2017-01-12 By Patrick Hamilton

It was mid - afternoon on such a May day as is seen only under Parisian skies . But the invitation of the sky could not alone account for the multitudes ...

Author: Henry Francis Keenan


ISBN: UCAL:B3579101


Page: 642

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She has said that when she is done with it, New Delhi will be like Paris.” “Paris? She's reaching a bit far, isn't she?” “No dream is too big if you have ...

Author: Nav K. Gill

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459711839

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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It’s the spring of 1984 and life is getting exciting for young and beautiful Esha. However, one day changes everything, and she must fulfill her father’s last wish, taking her to a place she never dreamed of visiting: India, where she also becomes a victim of the unstable political climate.
2010-04-01 By Nav K. Gill

At least ye'd be safe in the streets of Paris.” “I think not.” Andrew grinned. “Paris has its own predators, aye? Nay, I'll no' fool myself that life will ...

Author: Genevieve Graham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101553824

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In 1746, a woman from South Carolina and a Scottish Highlander share an intimacy and devotion beyond understanding. They have known each other their entire lives. And yet they have never met… Maggie Johnson has had “the Sight” since she was a child, dreaming visions of the future and of a presence she knows is real. She calls him Wolf, and has seen him grow from a young boy into a fearsome warrior. And when her life is torn asunder by unspeakable tragedy, he is her only hope. Andrew MacDonnell is entranced by a beautiful woman who has always dwelt in his dreams. When war ravages his land, he leaves the Scottish Highlands on a perilous journey to the New World to find her… Their quest to unite across a treacherous wilderness will test the limits of courage and endurance, guided only by their dreams—and by the belief in the true love they share…
2012-01-03 By Genevieve Graham

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