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Perestroika in Paris : a novel

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"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and the New York Times best-selling Last Hundred Years Trilogy, a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals--and a young boy--whose lives intersect in Paris Paras is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. At dusk, one afternoon she pushes open the door of her stall--she's a curious filly--and, after traveling through the night, arrives by chance in the City of Light. She's dazzled, and often mystified, by the sights, sounds and smells around her, but she isn't afraid. Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthair pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city's lush green spaces, nourished by Frida's strategic trips to the bakery and the butchershop. They keep company with two irrepressible ducks, and an opinionated raven. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the secluded, ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great grandmother live, quietly and unto themselves. As the cold weather and Christmas near, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom among humans and animals alike. But how long can a runaway horse live undiscovered in Paris? And how long can a boy keep her hidden, and all his own? Jane Smiley's beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity and ingenuity, and expresses the desire of all creatures for true friendship, love, and freedom"--

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Arcade Free Library FIC SMILE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300449881
Available
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 In Memory of: Nancy Eckel
Bell Memorial Library - Nunda FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52114300212459
Available
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Smiley (Text)
Adult Fiction
52133300154420
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Bristol Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52134300062381
Available
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Caledonia Library Association FIC SMI L (Text)
Lease
52135300319119
Available
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Dansville Public Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300547857
Available
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Geneva Public Library SMILEY (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118301062607
Checked out
07/09/2022
  Given by William and Janet Barry
Lima Public Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002063806
Available
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Livonia Public Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52140300599348
Available
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Macedon Public Library FIC SMI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52121300675577
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