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Posted October 23, 2010
For anyone who loves Paris, Joanna Biggar's new novel, That Paris Year, is a delight to the senses and to the heart. The novel, set in 1962, follows five young women as they head to Paris for a "year abroad" at The Sorbonne. Biggar's exquisite prose evokes the romance of being young and in love in Paris - the cafés and wine caves with "more smoke than light, packed-in bodies, sweat, the taste of cognac." And, of course, there were the men. But even in Paris the "demoiselles" can't escape their own hopes, their fears and the pressure to think about their futures. That Paris Year offers a luscious, poetic view of the City of Lights, a nostalgic glimpse of life in the 60s, and a timeless look at the choices young women make on their way to adulthood.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.