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Perestroika In Paris : a novel

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"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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  • 34 of 38 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
New Book
31000151260794
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
New Fiction
31036150941919
Available
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
New Fiction
31004151724288
Checked out
08/05/2021
Chappaqua Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
New Fiction
31005500428810
Available
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Croton Free Library FICTION/SMILEY (Text)
Fiction
31006151810918
Available
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library SMILEY (Text)
New Book
31007151391446
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
Fiction
31008152384406
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION SMILEY (Text)
New Fiction
31009154746071
Checked out
07/23/2021
Harrison Public Library SMILEY, J. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300237874
Available
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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library SMILEY, J. (Text)
New Fiction
31010400104313
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  • ISBN: 9780525520351
  • ISBN: 052552035X
  • Physical Description: pages
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

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"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"-- Provided by publisher
Subject: Horses > Fiction.
Horse racing > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.

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