The Little French Bistro: A Novel

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Crown/Archetype, Jun 13, 2017 - Fiction - 320 pages
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop, an extraordinary novel about self-discovery and new beginnings.

 
Marianne is stuck in a loveless, unhappy marriage.  After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as “the end of the world.” 
 
Here she meets a cast of colorful and unforgettable locals who surprise her with their warm welcome, and the natural ease they all seem to have, taking pleasure in life’s small moments. And, as the parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marianne learns it’s never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along.
 
With all the buoyant charm that made The Little Paris Bookshop a beloved bestseller, The Little French Bistro is a tale of second chances and a delightful embrace of the joys of life in France.
 

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User Review  - tibsboys - LibraryThing

I am a sucker for books with a strong sense of setting, including the juicy bits and pieces involving foodish delights. I was not wildly engrossed with the story of Marianne and felt the book was predictable, however I am glad to have read it. Read full review

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User Review  - ouroborosangel - LibraryThing

I'm sure my two-star rating has a little to do with the fact that I'm not a fan of romance/love stories. But I also felt like the characters in this story were just cardboard cutouts being pushed around by the author. Anyone else feel the same way? Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
8
Section 3
16
Section 4
20
Section 5
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Section 6
31
Section 7
42
Section 8
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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Section 47
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Section 48
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About the author (2017)

NINA GEORGE is the author of the bestselling international phenomenon The Little Paris Bookshop, as well as numerous other books that have been published around the world. She also works as a journalist, writer, and storytelling teacher. She lives with her husband in Hamburg and Brittany, France.

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