Tuesday, November 07, 2006

GHOSTS OF SAINT-MICHEL: Author Jake Lamars New Novel. Paris Soirees Dinner Sunday 5 Nov At 18h30

Paris Soirees Has A New Address! Patricia is so happy to have such a large apartment that’s full of light for Paris Soirees. The New Flat Is In The Hip Sentier District - Just Up From Bustling Rue Montorgueil And Les Halles. The Directions Are Below.


This Sunday 5 November At 18h30 Our Guest of Honor:

Jake Lamar, Author of "Ghosts of Saint-Michel"

Marva Dobbs has a life most people envy. An American who has lived in Paris for most of her adult life, she runs a popular soul food restaurant, and her thirty-nine year marriage has brought her a beautiful grown-up daughter. So why is she jeapordizing everything for a fling with her sous chef, a mysterious twenty-eight-year-old Algerian man named Hassan? Marva begins to ask herself the same question when she returns from vacation to find that Hassan is missing, and that he is the main suspect in the investigation into the bombing of a building in Paris that has left one man dead. Then Marva disappears, leaving her bewildered daughter and husband to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Once again, Jake Lamar delivers a riveting thriller rich with the romance, intrigue and international flavor of the City of Light.


Soul Food and Intrigue in the City of LightWho can resist a mystery novel that takes you to a different world and makes you feel familiar with the place even as you explore it?...With its evocation of Paris, characters so vivid that you care deeply about them (even while wishing a couple of them ill) and intrigue straight out of today's headlines, Ghosts of Saint-Michel makes for a tasty dish."

--Rosemary Herbert,Washington Post Bookworld, June 25, 2006 While hidden lives and secret agents abound, the novel is really about family and love and what it takes to hold both together. [Lamar's] unique storytelling makes for a lively read.

--Bob Meadows, People Magazine, June 26, 2006 Ghosts of Saint-Michel is a meaty read. Taking place on the eve of 9/11, this thriller ... not only serves up action and intrigue but a fair amount of history as well.

--Margo Hammond, St. Petersburg Times, July 09, 2006 About Jake:
Jake Lamar is the author of the memoir
Bourgeois Blues and five novels: The Last Integrationist (translated into French as Nous avions un rêve) Close to the Bone, If Six Were Nine (translated into French as Le Caméléon Noir) Rendezvous Eighteenth and most recently Ghosts of Saint-Michel. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, he graduated from Harvard University and then spent six years writing for Time magazine. In 1993, he came to Paris intending to stay for a year; he now lives here full-time with his wife.

ADDRESS: Chez Patricia: 13 rue de Mulhouse, 75002 Paris. Metro: Sentier (line 3). Take the rue des Petits Carreaux exit (very important). Cross rue Reamur. The street on the left should be rue des Petits Carreaux. Walk 2 blocks up on rue des Petits Carreaux. You’ll face an HSBC branch . (There’s Café Honoré on the right). That’s rue de Clery. Make a short left (30 seconds) onto rue de Clery and then immediately a right onto rue de Mulhouse.

PARTICIPATION:20 Euros. Thanks for having exact change in an envelope with your name outside. Please include your card. GREAT FOOD! International Cuisine. (Southern US, French or other European. Thai. lovingly prepared as always by Patricia)CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY.If you don’t receive an email confirmation by Sunday, please call Patricia: 01 43 26 12 88E-mail: parissoirees@hotmail.comLooking forward to seeing you on Sunday! Patricia


Paris Soirees Dinners Every Sunday At 18h30.

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Every Wednesday at 18h30: PARIS NETWORKING COCKTAILUnsurpassed Networking opportunities. Socializing. Great food and wine. Contact PatriciaWednesday 8 November At 18h30: Patricia Gallo-Lavalée:

"Wednesday 8 November At 18h30: "Designing The Perfect Web Page That Does It All For You”.

Wednesday 15 November At 18h30: Writer Patricia Westheimer: “How To Write For Business”


Patricia is proud to have a 21st Century Parisian Salon. Our mission is to simply enlarge your circle of acquaintances in a safe and stimulating atmosphere while promoting Cultural Achievement, The New Age and Paris Personalities. And we have fun! We are THE gathering place for the International Community of Paris. Enjoy! Discuss! Meet new and interesting people.

(Patricia Laplante-Collins created Paris Soirees Dinners on Sunday and Paris Networking Cocktail events on Wednesday to bring Americans in Paris together with Ex-pats, hip French and the International Community in a global meet-up. Evenings feature Literary, Art, New Age, Business, African-American and Black Paris themes presented in English. There is an intimate salon atmosphere and the focus is on meeting people in Paris and creating friendships. Patricia is also the founder of African- American Literary Soirees.)

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