The only street in Paris : life on the Rue des Martyrs / by Elaine Sciolino.
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Series InformationThorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
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|Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver||LARGE PRINT 944.36 SCIOLINO (Text)||34304000923412||Adult - Large Print||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781410487933 (large print : hbk.)
- ISBN: 1410487938 (large print : hbk.)
- Physical Description: 421 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich ; Thorndike Press, 
- Copyright: ©2016
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Includes bibliographical references.
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The perfect street -- Searching for home -- Is fish necessary? -- Hidden in plain sight -- Wedding the crowd -- Now, this is butter! -- To catch a mouse -- The meaning of martyrdom -- Some of my favorite ghosts -- The knife sharpener -- Guess who's coming to Passover? -- The murdered schoolgirls -- Cheaper than a psychiatrist -- In celebration of books -- The artisan with the golden touch -- Minister of the night -- The dive -- The Flying House of the Virgin Mary -- A street fit for a pope -- Le kale américain est arrivé! -- The resurrection of fish -- Le potluck.
Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs, " Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents -- the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who's been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers -- making Paris come alive in all its unique majesty.
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