Waiting on Wednesday: Ransacking Paris

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Ransacking Paris


This book had me at “Paris”, but then I read what it is about:

Award-winning author Patti Miller decides to fulfil a life-long dream of living in France for a year with her partner. This is no typical wanderlust tale, and is as much an exploration of the self as of Paris. Patti visits Parisians cafes and has conversations with deceased philosophers: Montaigne, Rousseau and De Beauvoir. She joins a choir, studies the symbolism of bees, works on a book and examines a life in transition.

Ransacking Paris is a book to nourish the soul, filled with epiphany, lyrical prose and candid insight. Above all it speaks of our humanity – our interconnectedness, our desires, our frailties and our implicit differences. Destined to be hailed as one of the most beloved books of the year, Ransacking Paris is Patti Miller’s seventh book and confirms her place as one of Australia’s finest literary voices.

And all I can think is I want to live that year that she had. Sighs. One day. One Day.

Is there any place you’d like to live a year like Patti Miller has?



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