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Sex, Lies and Living Abroad

Book Cover: The Expats
Destination: Luxembourg, Paris

Book: The Expats (NEW March 2012) by Chris Pavone

The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. (Oscar Wilde) [epigram at beginning of the book]

Not so much a “whodunit”,The Expats instead presents an intriguing puzzle of “what was done” and “how”. Continue reading Sex, Lies and Living Abroad

A Cozy Mystery

Destination: England

Book: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (2003)

It’s a cozy, or is it?  A mystery novel that sidesteps blood and merciless beatings for a more measured and intellectual approach to solving crimes is called a cozy.  Maisie Dobbs, the first in a series of (so far) seven novels written by Jacqueline Winspear introduces us to the English woman whose business placard reads “psychologist and investigator.” Cozies generally feature women, but their content may not be quite as fraught with meaning as Maisie Dobbs. Continue reading A Cozy Mystery

What Paris Teaches Americans

Obelisk and  la Fontaine des Mers installed in 1836 and 1846
Place de la Concord: Obelisk and la Fontaine des Mers installed in 1836 and 1846

Destination: Paris

Book: The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris (NEW May 2011) by David McCullough Continue reading What Paris Teaches Americans