Seine: The River that Made Paris
By Elaine Sciolino
An American Library in Paris "Coups de Coeur" Selection
"Elaine Sciolino is a graceful, companionable writer.… [She] has laid one more beautiful and amusing wreath on the altar of the City of Light.” ―Edmund White, New York Times
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
Blending memoir, travelogue, and history, The Seine is a love letter to Paris and the river that determined its destiny. Master storyteller and longtime New York Times foreign correspondent Elaine Sciolino explores the Seine through its lively characters―a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer―and follows it from the remote plateaus of Burgundy through Paris and to the sea. The Seine is a vivid, enchanting portrait of the world’s most irresistible river.