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Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant: An Enchanting Modern Fairytale
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Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant: An Enchanting Modern Fairytale

Synopsis from Goodreads: “Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime At age 40, Samantha Verant’s life is falling apart-she’s jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck… until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she’d met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search,…

The First Darling of the Morning by Thrity Umrigar Memoir Book Review
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The First Darling of the Morning by Thrity Umrigar Memoir Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads: First Darling of the Morning is the powerful and poignant memoir of bestselling author Thrity Umrigar, tracing the arc of her Bombay childhood and adolescence from her earliest memories to her eventual departure for the United States at age twenty-one. It is an evocative, emotionally charged story of a young life steeped…

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At Least You’re in Tuscany by Jennifer Criswell Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads: “At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Diastrous Quest for the Sweet Life is Jennifer Criswell’s memoir about her first year in Montepulciano during which her dream of expat life meets the reality of everyday challenges and results in sometimes funny, often frustrating, always lesson-filled situations. Jennifer Criswell’s move from New York…

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Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Synopsis from Goodreads: “In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want–husband, country home, successful career–but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success,…