The Paris Novel

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Random House
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6.38 X 9.42 X 1.07 inches | 1.09 pounds
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About the Author
Ruth Reichl is the New York Times bestselling author of five memoirs, the novel Delicious!, and the cookbook My Kitchen Year. She was editor in chief of Gourmet magazine and previously served as restaurant critic for The New York Times, as well as food editor and restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times. She has been honored with six James Beard Awards. In 2024, she received the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Reichl['s] . . . writing reads like a dish you want to savor, slowly chewing each perfectly chosen word as she describes the distinct experience of eating ortolan for the first time or sipping a red wine that tastes like 'liquid rubies.'"--Eater, "The Best Food Books to Read This Spring"

"A delicious feast for the senses, taking the reader on an enchanting journey through the city of love, and following Stella's adventure into a bolder, more beautiful life."--Oprah Daily, "The Most Anticipated Books of 2024"

"[E]nticing . . . Reichl keeps the wine--and mouthwatering prose--flowing. . . . When a waiter drops an extra dessert on the table, better not send it back to the kitchen."--The New York Times

"Stella decamps to the City of Light--and pungent goat cheese, chilled wine, garlicky snails--in this giddy, escapist confection from Ruth Reichl, food writer par excellence."--Vanity Fair, "14 Books We Can't Stop Thinking About This Month"

"You will devour this hopelessly and hopefully romantic novel."--Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife

"This is a sumptuous book that I simply could not put down. C'est formidable!"--Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"It's all here: Les Deux Magots, Dior, L'Ami Louis, and Shakespeare and Company. And there is no better guide than Ruth Reichl."--Padma Lakshmi, New York Times bestselling author of Love, Loss, and What We Ate

"This is nothing less than an absolute enchantment."--Nigella Lawson

"Reichl crafts a cozy atmosphere . . . Francophiles and armchair travelers alike will relish the chance to tour Paris's famous churches, museums, and restaurants."--Shelf Awareness

"The Paris Novel is a gem, and Reichl a charming and delightful guide."--Bianca Bosker, author of Cork Dork and Get the Picture

"A splendid novel of family, food, and all things French, by one of the world's best food writers at the top of her game."--J. Ryan Stradal, author of Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club

"An evocative tale of personal discovery and finding one's true calling in the most delicious city in the world."--David Lebovitz, author of Drinking French and My Paris Kitchen

"I absolutely loved this gastro tour through the streets of Paris and further afield in France. It's an absolutely wonderful treat."--Veronica Henry, author of Thirty Days in Paris

"I love everything Ruth Reichl writes, and not only is The Paris Novel no exception, it is, page after page, an enchanting and irresistible feast."--Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of Good Company

"If you do not have time to go to Paris, get yourself some cheese, baguette, and red wine, and let The Paris Novel take you on a remarkable holiday for the soul."--Nina George, author of The Little Paris Bookshop