Christmas In Paris 2002

Author: Ronald K. Fried
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504024036
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It’s Christmas of 2002. Joseph Steiner, a New York television executive, has just lost his job in the economic downturn that followed September 11. America is about to invade Iraq, and the world is losing sympathy for its only superpower. As for Steiner, his run of good luck and privilege seems to be coming to an end. Steiner and his wife, Mary, a severe yet alluring former fashion editor who now publishes left-wing political books, are visiting Paris, a city Steiner knows well from his annual visits with his family and his time there as a student. The couple’s son, Michael, has stayed behind in New York to protest the coming war. Steiner and Mary are borrowing the apartment of journalist friends who are on assignment in the Middle East. Compared to the worldly careers of his absent hosts, Steiner’s preoccupations with his own professional and personal woes feel small-minded. Additionally, everyone he meets seems to be leading a fuller life than Steiner. Steiner sees old friends and revisits familiar locales, haunted by his own history, as well as the uncannily contemporary worldview of Honoré de Balzac, the genius whose work obsesses Steiner. As he distractedly pursues the familiar rituals of an American in Paris, including quite a bit of shopping—thanks to Mary’s unembarrassed interest in fashion—Steiner meets two outspoken American war correspondents and a nightmarishly articulate Parisian attorney who pick away at his increasingly frail sense of self. While Mary continues as her husband’s most lovingly unforgiving critic, he contemplates the ways that he is being buffeted by history and economics. It is not until encountering a young Russian crippled in the war in Chechnya, and a comic denouement at the hands of the American Customs Service that Steiner begins to make sense of his decidedly unsentimental Christmas in Paris.

Christmas In Paris

Author: Margaret Barker
ISBN: 9780263176124
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Christmas In Vermont

Author: Anita Hughes
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250315921
Size: 19,89 MB
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A sweet holiday love story about the magic of synchronicity and fate set at a quaint Vermont inn during the week after Christmas. Emma can’t believe her luck when she finds an open pawn shop on Christmas Eve in Manhattan. She’s there to sell the beautiful bracelet her ex-boyfriend gave her when a familiar looking watch catches her eye. It’s the same engraved watch she gave her college boyfriend, Fletcher, years ago. On a whim, she trades the bracelet for the watch and wonders at the timing. Practical Emma thinks it’s just a coincidence, but her best friend Bronwyn believes it’s the magic of synchronicity that caused Emma to find the watch. Fletcher was the one that got away, and somehow Emma never quite moved on. When Bronwyn finds out that Fletcher is in snowy Vermont at a romantic inn for the week, she can’t help but give synchronicity a push. She signs Emma up to help the inn keeper as the children’s activity coordinator. Emma agrees that a week filled with quaint shops and maple syrup would do her good... and maybe Fate really does have a Christmas gift in store for her. That is until she sees Fletcher with his daughter and fiancée. Suddenly, the fairytale trip seems doomed to fail... much like the innkeeper’s dwindling cashflow. It will take a miracle to save her heart and the inn. And that just might be what Fate has in mind. Christmas in Vermont is a delightful and charming love story about the magic of second chances during the most festive time of year.

The Night Before Christmas In Nevada

Author: Sue Carabine
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781586851682
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Santa shows Hilary the world's sights by taking her from her desert home to Las Vegas on his flight.

Revolutionary Justice In Paris 1789 1790

Author: Barry M. Shapiro
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521530545
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This book examines how France's revolutionary authorities handled political opposition in the year following the fall of the Bastille. Though demands for more severe treatment of the enemies of the new regime were frequently and loudly expressed, and though portents and warning signs of the coming unwillingness to tolerate opposition were hardly lacking, political justice in 1789-90 was in fact characterized by a remarkable degree of indulgence and forbearance. Through an investigation of the judicial affairs, which attracted the most public attention in Paris during this period, this study seeks to identify the factors, which produced a temporary victory for policies of mildness and restraint.

Corner Men

Author: Ronald K. Fried
Editor: Thunder's Mouth Press
ISBN: 9780941423489
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The Great Boxing Trainers.

A Celebration Christmas

Author: Nancy Robards Thompson
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460341902
Size: 20,22 MB
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THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL Lily Palmer is in for the Christmas of a lifetime! When the nanny signs up to watch Dr. Cullen Dunlevy's four foster kids, she's got her hands full. The Thomas clan is the most mischievous group of youngsters she's ever had to wrangle, but Lily loves the job. After all, what girl wouldn't adore spending the holidays with a warmhearted new family—and their irresistibly handsome foster dad? Cullen doesn't mind Christmas, but his Scrooge-like facade is there for a reason—to protect himself. His tough childhood caused him to hide behind his work and avoid entanglements at all costs. That includes avoiding falling for the deliciously tempting new nanny that Santa left for him this year…

A Carolina Christmas

Author: Carole Marsh
Editor: Gallopade International
ISBN: 9780635013651
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Includes history, mystery, legend, lore and recipes.

Frommer S Portable Paris 2002

Author: Darwin Porter
Editor: *Frommers
ISBN: 9780764564796
Size: 15,10 MB
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Novice and experienced travelers will benefit from this concise, useful book that presents the highlights of the City of Light. Perfect for backpackers, travelers, or visitors on package trips, this quick reference brings across the unique flavor of France's favorite city.