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Perestroika In Paris : a novel

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First edition.

"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and the New York Times best-selling Last Hundred Years Trilogy, a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives intersect in Paris Parasis a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. At dusk, one afternoon she pushes open the door of her stall--she's a curious filly--and, after traveling through the night, arrives by chance in the City of Light. She's dazzled, and often mystified, by the sights, sounds and smells around her, but she isn't afraid. Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthair pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a timein the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the bakery and the butchershop. They keep company with two irrepressible ducks, and an opinionated raven. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldlypart of Paris: the secluded, ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great grandmother live, quietly and unto themselves. As the cold weather and Christmas near, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom among humans and animals alike. But how long can a runaway horse live undiscovered in Paris? And how long can a boy keep her hidden, and all his own? Jane Smiley's beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity and ingenuity, and expresses the desire of all creatures for true friendship, love, and freedom"--

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  • 30 of 34 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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1 current hold with 34 total copies.

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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
New Book
31011151408739
Available
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library SMILEY, JANE (Text)
Fiction
31016151728564
Available
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John C. Hart Memorial Library SMILEY (Text)
New Fiction
31030154957740
Checked out
09/28/2021
Katonah Village Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
Fiction
31013151873052
Available
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Larchmont Public Library SMILEY (Text)
Fiction
31014152956953
Available
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Lewisboro Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
New Fiction
31032151399983
Available
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Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
New Book
31015152586252
Available
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Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
New Book
31015152586260
Available
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
Fiction
31017151930820
Available
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC SMILEY (Text)
Fiction
31024153743128
Available
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