Author Reading - Patricia Engel

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
 
Please join us on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00pm in welcoming Patricia Engel as she reads from and discusses her new novel It's Not Love, It's Just Paris.
Patricia Engel’s story collection, Vida—a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award—established its author as one of our country’s best young writers. Her first novel is a vibrant, wistful narrative about an American girl in Paris, who navigates the intoxicating and treacherous complexities of independence, friendship, and romance. 

Lita del Cielo, the daughter of two Colombian orphans who arrived in America with nothing and made a fortune with their Latin food empire, has been granted one year to pursue her studies in Paris before she must return to work in the family business. She moves into a gently crumbling Left Bank mansion known as “The House of Stars,” where a spirited but bedridden Countess Séraphine rents out rooms to young women visiting Paris to work, study, and, unofficially, to find love. 
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ISBN: 9780802121516
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Grove Press - August 6th, 2013

Patricia Engel's collection of stories, "Vida," quickly established her as one of our country's best young writers, winning praise from Junot Diaz, Uzodinma Iweala, Francisco Goldman, and others. Her first novel is a vibrant and wistful narrative about an American girl abroad in Paris, who navigates the intoxicating and treacherous complexities of independence, friendship, and romance.


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ISBN: 9780802170781
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - September 7th, 2010

Fresh, accomplished, and fearless, "Vida" marks the debut of Patricia Engel, a young author of immense talent and promise. "Vida" follows a single narrator, Sabina, as she navigates her shifting identity as a daughter of the Colombian diaspora and struggles to find her place within and beyond the net of her strong, protective, but embattled family.


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