Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Perestroika in Paris
Fun. Step aside, Emily in Paris, there’s a new woman in town. For a fun reading adventure set in Paris, consider reading Jane Smiley’s warm-hearted and entertaining novel titled, Perestroika in Paris. The protagonist is a thoroughbred horse named Perestroika, Paras for short, who wanders away after winning a race and settles into a months-long adventure in the heart of Paris. All the animal and human characters in this novel will make most readers smile, from the dog, Frida, to a young boy named Etienne, who cares for his nonagenarian great-grandmother, who is blind and deaf. This novel positively reeks with kindness, and I can think of no better way to be entertained during these interesting times. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Perestroika in Paris from amazon.com.