Book of Note

Tour de France

In PARIS, PARIS: JOURNEY INTO THE CITY OF LIGHT (Transatlantic Press), David Downie gives fresh poetic insight into the city he's called home for two decades. In these 30 essays, the author sets out on foot, usually at night, peeping in the windows of the houses on the Place des Vosges or conjuring up Coco Chanel sitting at her beloved table No. 11 at Angélina. It is, writes Downie, a voyage into "the bends and recesses, the jagged edges, the secret interiors."