Sunday, 19 August 2012

PARIS, JE T’AIME: Author Kati Marton finds remembered joy in the City of Lights

PLACES IN THE HEART: Marton writes of love, loss and that great city.

As soon as I finished reading a magazine excerpt of journalist/author Kati Marton’s new memoir, Paris: A Love Story (Simon & Schuster), I knew I wanted to read the entire book. Moving and poignantly written, it’s Marton’s candid, 208-page account of starting over in the wake of the death of her diplomat husband, Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, who passed away in December of 2010 – and how their shared passion for the City of Lights helped her find new hope and joy. In short, they’ll always have Paris.

Per, in this remarkably candid and revealing memoir, [the] award-winning journalist and distinguished author narrates an impassioned and romantic story of love, loss, and life after loss. Paris is at the heart of this deeply moving account. At every stage of her life, Marton finds beauty and excitement in Paris, and now, after the sudden death of her husband, the city offers a chance for a fresh beginning. Marton paints a vivid account of an adventuresome life in the stream of history. Inspirational and deeply human, Paris: A Love Story will touch every generation.

TELL ME: What have you been reading? What’s on your list for the rest of summer into fall? Let me know in the Comments below…

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