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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 month ago

What are some good book recommendations set in France or New Orleans? I like clean historical fiction and romance, contemporary fine too.?

8 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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    The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

    The Alice Network by Rachel Rhys

    Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor

    Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

    The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

    The Awakening by Kate Chopin 

    Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje

    Lew Griffin series by James Sallis

    Twelve Bar Blues by Patrick Neate

    A Hall of Mirrors by Robert Stone

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A Pillar of Iron, Taylor Caldwell;

    Paris in the 20th Century, Jules Verne;

    The Da Vinci Code;

    A Tale of Two Cities.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "The Refugees" and "Uncle Bernac" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He also wrote "The Great Shadow", (Napoleon was the Shadow) which has a scene set at the Battle of Waterloo, and the "Brigadier Gerard" books

  • Greg
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Hotel by Arthur Hailey, which is set in the Big Easy.

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  • 1 month ago

    well, if you are a Les Miserables have two excellent choices to read a sequel. 

    One, by American writer Laura Kalpakian,  which takes Cosette and Maruis into old age and children and grandchildren and has them doing incredible stuff. 

    The other,  was by a French writer,  Francois Ceresa,   who tried to pay homage to Victor Hugo, by splitting his book into two parts. ....the same way Les Miserables, was originally written as 5 books. 

    The First was called   "Cosette or the Time of Illusions". 

    and the second half,  was called  "Marius, or the Fugitive" 

    Obviously both set in France, in the same time frame as the original story takes place......and the years that followed. 

    Unfortunately......his little homage kind of backfired on him,   as the first book just abruptly ends,  practically mid sentence, just at a gripping cliff hanger. 

    and just leaves you hanging. 

    For this.......critics  SAVAGED the book.....unaware of his plan to write the sequel, at some point. 

    Further annoying the publishers who printed the English version....but had no second version  (yet)  to translate and sell. 

    (as the books , were of course, originally written in French ) 

    As such........the second half of the story,  which was finally released........ but only in French......has not been translated into English,   that I am aware of. 

    But you can find both books in French, at least, if you can read French. 

    But to his credit......his sequel was indeed he takes massive liberties with all the main characters........

    and  even brings Javert  back from the dead......(which outraged many) 

    (Turned out,  Javert was pulled from the river,--half drowned-- by a priest, no less,  and now......owes his life to the priest, much the same way Jean Valjean kind of a fascinating twist there) 

    The story was indeed a real page turner, and going gangbusters........ until it just abruptly ended.........and I have not found an English translation of the SECOND half, to this day. 

  • 1 month ago

    A Confederacy of Dunces - Toole

    A Lesson Before Dying - Gaines

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I've only read the first book in the series, but Barbara Hambly has a historical mystery series set in New Orleans before the Civil War.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Louis-Ferdinand Céline's "Journey to the End of the Night" is the greatest book produced in the past two thousand years. 

    "A Confederacy of Dunces" is the quintessential New Orleans novel. It's a wonderful book. 

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