Paris by Kati Marton
A Love Story

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6 Critic Reviews

This memoir and her return to her old Paris haunts are part of the healing process.
-Washington Times

Synopsis

This is a memoir for anyone who has ever fallen in love in Paris, or with Paris.

PARIS: A LOVE STORY

is for anyone who has ever had their heart broken or their life upended.

In this remarkably honest and candid memoir, award-winning journalist and distinguished author Kati Marton narrates an impassioned and romantic story of love, loss, and life after loss. Paris is at the heart of this deeply moving account. At every stage of her life, Marton finds beauty and excitement in Paris, and now, after the sudden death of her husband, Richard Holbrooke, the city offers a chance for a fresh beginning. With intimate and nuanced portraits of Peter Jennings, the man to whom she was married for fifteen years and with whom she had two children, and Holbrooke, with whom she found enduring love, Marton paints a vivid account of an adventuresome life in the stream of history. Inspirational and deeply human, Paris: A Love Story will touch every generation.
 

About Kati Marton

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Kati Marton is the author of seven books, most recently, Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and the subject of an upcoming motion picture. Her other books include The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World and the New York Times bestseller Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History, as well as Wallenberg, The Polk Conspiracy, and A Death in Jerusalem. She is an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent. She lives in New York City.
 
Published August 14, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 210 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Paris
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Below average
Jun 11 2012

Filled with details of a life richly lived, Marton’s memoir has a requisite, wooden feel, as if publicly making the necessary gestures without being emotionally present.

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WSJ online

Good
Reviewed by Julia M Klein on Aug 19 2012

After reading about so much marital turmoil, it is intensely moving to learn that Ms. Marton and Jennings were reconciled before he succumbed to lung cancer in 2005.

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Washington Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Sandra McElwaine on Aug 17 2012

This memoir and her return to her old Paris haunts are part of the healing process.

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The Daily Beast

Excellent
Reviewed by Susan Cheever on Jul 16 2012

This book feels like her way of keeping Richard Holbrooke alive if only on the page. It works.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Ann Gerhart on Aug 31 2012

“Paris: A Love Story” often feels like little more than an annotated timeline, a brisk and sometimes delicious read by a well-connected author.

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The Buffalo News

Excellent
Reviewed by Carol Crissey Nigrelli on Sep 16 2012

Her descriptions of the City of Light, written in short, declarative sentences that move the narrative quickly, paint a picture that's hard to resist.

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