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The Seine: The River that Made Paris is enlightening not only for detailing the ways that, without the Seine, there'd be no Paris as we know it but for its descriptions of the Seine upriver and downriver from the capital, from Burgundy to Le Havre.--Arnie Weisman "Travel Weekly"

[Sciolino] shares her love affair with Paris and the Seine with enchanting anecdotes and insights.... Francophiles will adore this book, and others may become Francophiles as they read.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

A couple of times a year, a book just simply stops you in its tracks. That was the case with The Seine.... Elaine Sciolino... absolutely nailed the image of how we see this river through Paris.--Tom Keene "Bloomberg News"

Elaine Sciolino manages to be both hard-nosed reporter and hopeless romantic.... [She] has written a wonderful book.--Warren Levinson "Associated Press Get Outta Here! podcast"

Engaging and informative.... [Elaine] Sciolino so vividly captures [the magic of Paris].... As Sciolino's touching storytelling illustrates, the Seine is more than just a body of water.--Esme O'keeffe "Times Literary Supplement"

Sciolino helps us fathom the river that defines Paris.... She brings us a fresh way to talk about the Seine.--Rick Steves "Travel With Rick Steves podcast"

Sciolino writes as a river flows and as Matisse and Monet painted--with beauty, ease and grace.... It is her love letter to the Seine.--Erik Brady "Buffalo News"

Sciolino, a longtime American in Paris... takes us along in an engaging travelogue/memoir tracing the Seine's 483 miles from its source to the sea.... Readers will enjoy Sciolino's expansive take on the Seine's role in the history and culture of France.--Maureen McCarthy "Star Tribune"

Sciolino's flowing travelogue churns up fascinating history.-- "National Geographic"

Written in an enjoyable journalistic style, the book is both a travelog and a cultural history of not only the river itself but the people who have lived, worked, and taken inspiration from it.... For readers who have walked along the banks of the Seine or dream of someday doing so, this love letter to a river is highly recommended.-- "Library Journal (starred review)" --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Elaine Sciolino is a contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Only Street in Paris. She and her husband have lived in Paris since 2002. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07P687CN1
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ W. W. Norton & Company (29 October 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 65873 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 380 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0393358593
  • Customer Reviews:
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Mike Hunsinger
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect book to guide you along the Seine River from its start, through Paris, and to the sea.
Reviewed in the United States on 11 November 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars down-to-earth narrative
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really interesting Book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful writer, great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars The World’s Greatest River
Reviewed in the United States on 4 January 2020
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