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It's not love, it's just Paris, Patricia Engel

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It's not love, it's just Paris
Title
It's not love, it's just Paris
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Engel
Title variation
It is not love, it is just Paris
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author's first novel is a story 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 Seraphine rents out rooms to young women visiting Paris to work, study, and, unofficially, to find love. Cautious and guarded, Lita keeps a cool distance from the other girls, who seem at once boldly adult and impulsively naive, who both intimidate and fascinate her. Then Lita meets Cato, and the contours of her world shift. Charming, enigmatic, and weak with illness, Cato is the son of a notorious right-wing politician. As Cato and Lita retreat to their own world, they soon find it difficult to keep the outside world from closing in on theirs. Ultimately Lita must decide whether to stay in France with Cato or return home to fulfill her immigrant family's dreams for her future. This love story is also a portrait of a Paris caught between old world grandeur and the international greenblood elite, and an exploration of one woman's journey to distinguish honesty from artifice and lay claim to her own life
Cataloging source
OClCo
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
It's not love, it's just Paris, Patricia Engel
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm62439370
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780802122698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
It's not love, it's just Paris, Patricia Engel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm62439370
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780802122698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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