Crossing on the Paris

Crossing on the Paris

Paperback - 2012
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"Crossing on the Paris chronicles the experiences of three women from different generations and classes whose lives intersect on a majestic ocean liner traveling from Paris to New York"--
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Gallery Books, 2012.
Edition: First Gallery Books trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9781451678239
Characteristics: 314 pages ;,21 cm.

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andromeda21
Jun 21, 2014

A totally enjoyable read from page one to the very end. Details are rich but not over-done. History in 1921 after World War 1 comes to life of Paris and the grand days of trans-Atlantic crossings in beautiful ocean liners. Beautiful, that is, for the more well-to-do; for the underprivileged however, life in steerage was meagre and void of pleasantries. The three main characters in the book, all women, come from different classes but all are likeable characters and we become bonded with each of them. I will certainly be reading more of Dana Gynther's books, and can hardly wait for her next one.

ab562 Apr 14, 2013

It's a good storyline with three generations of ladies being followed in their crossing. A little slow at times, but has a fun historical feeling which made me want to keep reading on.

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maipenrai
Apr 08, 2013

*** stars. Marvelous premise - three women travel in 1921 on the maiden voyage of the ocean liner "Paris" from Le Havre to New York. The youngest is a French girl who has lost her 4 older brothers to WWI. She dreams of adventure and signs on to work in steerage in the great ship. The second is an American mother and wife who has unsuccessfully tried to get her younger sister to return to Massachusetts from Paris to help care for their mentally ill mother. ( That's a no-brainer for me....) After seeing her sister's carefree life, she begins to wonder about her own safe choices of husband and dutiful daughter and mother. The third is an elderly American woman who is dying. She has lived in Paris for decades, but for some reason decides to return to New York for her final days. Great characters. It is hard for me to explain exactly why I was disappointed. There are definitely some terrific scenes in the book, but two story lines were very predictable for me... If you like the premise, try this book, you may like it more than I. mildly recommend

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