French Milk

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French Milk

By Lucy Knisley

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781416575344, 193pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Through delightful drawings, photographs, and musings, twenty-three-year-old Lucy Knisley documents a six-week trip she and her mother took to Paris when each was facing a milestone birthday. With a quirky flat in the fifth arrondissement as their home base, they set out to explore all the city has to offer, watching fireworks over the Eiffel Tower on New Year's Eve, visiting Oscar Wilde's grave, loafing at cafes, and, of course, drinking delicious French milk. What results is not only a sweet and savory journey through the City of Light but a moving, personal look at a mother-daughter relationship.

About the Author
Lucy Knisley is the author and illustrator of beloved graphic novels about memory, identity, food, and family. Her Alex Award-winning graphic novel, "Relish: My Life in the Kitchen", tells the story of her childhood steeped in the food industry. It was a "New York Times" bestseller and has been translated into five languages. Her travelogues ("French Milk", "An Age of License", and "Displacement") and web comic series ("Stop Paying Attention") have been lauded by critics, and her combined work has built her a devoted readership for her honest and thoughtful true-life stories. Her recent graphic memoirs include include "Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride".

Praise For French Milk

"A keenly observed letter back home...the pleasure Knisley takes in food and company is infectious." -- Douglas Wolk, slate

"Charming." -- Publishers Weekly

"Wonderful....Read it and you will not be disappointed." -- Whitney Matheson, Usa Today