One Evening in Paris

One Evening in Paris

Paperback St. Martin's Griffin

By (author) Nicolas Barreau, Translated by Bill McCann

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  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 208mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2014
  • ISBN 10: 1250043123
  • ISBN 13: 9781250043122
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 380,424

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Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his "Cinema Paradis" there are no buckets of popcorn, no XXL coca-colas, no Hollywood blockbusters. Not a good business plan if you want to survive, but Alain holds firm to his principles of quality. He wants to show films that create dreams, and he likes most of the people that come to his cinema. Particularly the enchanting, shy woman in the red coat who turns up every Wednesday in row 17. What could her story be? One evening, Alain plucks up courage and invites the unknown beauty to dinner. The most tender of love stories is just getting under way when something incredible happens: The "Cinema Paradis" is going to be the location of Allan Woods' new film "Tender Memories of Paris." Solene Avril, the famous American director's favourite actress, has known the cinema since childhood and has got it into her head that she wants the film to be shot there. Alain is totally overwhelmed when he meets her in person. Suddenly, the little cinema and its owner are the focus of public attention, and the red-plush seats are sold out every evening. But the mystery woman Alain has just fallen in love with seems suddenly to have vanished. Is this just coincidence? In "One Evening in Paris "by Nicolas Barreau, Alain sets off in search of her and becomes part of a story more delightful than anything the cinema has to offer.

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NICOLAS BARREAU was born in Paris, the son of a French father and a German mother. He studied romance languages and literature at the Sorbonne and worked in a bookshop on the Rive Gauche in Paris but is far from an inexperienced bookworm. With his other successful novels, "The Ingredients of Love," "The Woman of My Life" and "You'll Find Me at the End of the World," he has gained an enthusiastic audience. "One Evening in Paris" is his second novel.

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Praise for" One Evening in Paris" "As romantic as Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris". Rarely has the French metropolis been described in more poetic terms." -- Freundin "In every publishing season there is really only one love story that touches me deeply. "One Evening in Paris" is my absolute emotional highlight." -- Gala "A love letter to the movies. A wonderful gift, a magical book." -- SAT 1 "Those readers who are unable to discover their romantic side through Nicolas Barreau's dream-like, beautiful book, probably don't have one." -- taz "A book to warm your heart..." -- "Rheinische Post"Praise for The Ingredients of Love: "These are The Ingredients of Love: a delightful heroine, a mysterious hero, romance, Paris, and beaucoup de charme!"-- Ellen Sussman, New York Times bestselling author of French Lessons "I loved every moment of being transported to Paris in this charming, disarming novel about matters of the heart. A gem of a novel, sparkling with surprises." -- Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess' Cooking School and See Jane Date "A frothy expose of the perils of book packaging, seasoned with a soupcon of culinary courtship...Lovers of Paris and voyeurs of the French publishing scene will find much to relish." -- Kirkus Reviews