The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter - In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long- time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city.
The Invention of Everything Else: Samantha Hunt: New York City thrums with energy, wonder, and possibility in this magical novel about the life of Nikola Tesla. It is 1943, and the renowned inventor Nikola Tesla occupies a forbidden room on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker, stealing electricity. Louisa, a young maid at the hotel determined to befriend him, wins his attention through a shared love of pigeons; with her we hear his tragic and tremendous life story unfold.
Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement: Everyone says they would like to retire early, but Rodney Rothman actually did it -- forty years early. Burnt out, he decides at the age of twenty-eight to move in with an elderly piano teacher at Century Village, a retirement community that is home to thousands of senior citizens. Early Bird is an irreverent, hilarious, and ultimately warmhearted account of Rodney's journey deep into the heart of retirement.
Really wonderful book for history buffs! As David McCullough writes, “Not all pioneers went west.” In The Greater Journey, he tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history.
The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm by Juliet Nicolson. Buy this eBook on Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Perfect-Summer-England-1911/book-J-wtDzSyBU6TpqH4-cjjUw/page1.html #kobo #ebooks