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Title Paris was the place / Susan Conley.
Author Conley, Susan, 1967-
Summary "From acclaimed author Susan Conley, a novel that gives us a luminous emotional portrait of a young woman living abroad in Paris in the 1980s and trying to make sense of the chaotic world around her as she learns the true meaning of family. When Willie Pears agrees to teach at a Parisian center for immigrant girls who have requested French asylum, she has no idea it will utterly change her life. She has lived in Paris for six months, surrounded by the most important people in her life: her beloved brother, Luke, her funny and wise college roommate, Sara, and Sara's do-gooder husband, Rajiv. And now there is Macon Ventri, a passionate, dedicated attorney for the detained girls. Theirs is a meeting of both hearts and minds--but not without its problems. As Willie becomes more involved with the immigrant girls who touch her soul, the lines between teaching and mothering are blurred. She is especially drawn to Gita, a young Indian girl who is determined to be free. Ultimately Willie will make a decision with potentially dire consequences to both her relationship with Macon and the future of the center. Meanwhile, Luke is taken with a serious, as-yet-unnamed illness, and Willie will come to understand the power of unconditional love while facing the dark days of his death. Conley has written a piercing, deeply humane novel that explores the connections between family and friends and reaffirms the strength of the ties that bind. "-- Provided by publisher.
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Location Call # Status
 Koelbel Fiction  CONLEY  ON SHELF
 Koelbel Fiction  CONLEY  DUE 08-15-14
 Smoky Hill Fiction  CONLEY  DUE 08-07-14
 Smoky Hill Fiction  CONLEY  DUE 08-20-14
Publisher New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Edition First edition.
Description 353 pages ; 25 cm
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Subject Women teachers -- Fiction.
Americans -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
ISBN 9780307594075
9780307739872
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