Wednesday, July 08, 2015

What is Christine Sneed reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Christine Sneed, author of Paris, He Said.

Her entry begins:
I just finished Andre Dubus III’s soulful, beautifully written memoir Townie. Corny as this will probably sound, I can’t see myself ever forgetting this book. Dubus’s rendering of his and his three siblings’ upbringing in tough, economically declining mill towns outside of Boston is searing, sometimes tragic, but most of all, a remarkable testament to Dubus’s (and by extension, his siblings’) ability to transcend a childhood and adolescence marked at times by serious hardship. He examines with arresting insight a number of dualities, in particular, his predilection toward physical violence even as he began to realize that the world is in desperate need of more kindness and mindfulness. In this amazing book, Dubus III is viewing the first four decades of his life through the prism of....[read on]
About Paris, He Said, from the publisher:
Jayne Marks is questioning the choices she has made in the years since college and is struggling to pay her bills in Manhattan when she is given the opportunity to move to Paris with her wealthy lover and benefactor, Laurent Moller, who owns and operates two art galleries, one in New York, the other in Paris. He offers her the time and financial support she needs to begin her career as a painter and also challenges her to see who and what she will become if she meets her artistic potential.

Laurent, however, seems to have other women in his life and Jayne, too, has an ex-boyfriend, much closer to her own age, whom she still has feelings for. Bringing Paris gloriously to life, Paris, He Said is a novel about desire, beauty, and its appreciation, and of finding yourself presented with the things you believe you've always wanted, only to wonder where true happiness lies.
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