Goodbye, Paris (Paperback)

A Novel

By Anstey Harris

Gallery Books, 9781501196515, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/6/2018)
Hardcover (8/7/2018)
Library Binding, Large Print (1/9/2019)

List Price: 16.00*
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August 2018 Indie Next List

“When Grace’s quiet existence takes an unexpected turn, she is forced to reevaluate her life and reassess who she is and what she is capable of. Goodbye, Paris is a beautifully crafted, bittersweet tale of one woman who feels her world collapse, but with some help from friends picks herself up, dusts herself off, and discovers that she can become her best self. An engrossing and uplifting story that will appeal to readers of Elizabeth Berg, among others.”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI
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Description

* International Bestseller * A Book of the Month Club Pick*

The Little Paris Bookshop meets Jojo Moyes in Goodbye, Paris, an utterly charming novel that proves that sometimes you have to break your heart to make it whole.

From the simple melody of running her violin shop to the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music.

Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace’s life upside down, and the music seems to stop.

It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kick-start a new song for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about…

Filled with charming and lovably flawed characters—and illuminated with the undeniable romance and magic of Paris—Goodbye, Paris is a poignant, compulsively readable novel that shows us that when it comes to love, there’s more than one way to find happiness.


About the Author

Anstey Harris teaches creative writing for Canterbury Christ Church University and in the community with her own company, Writing Matters. Harris’s short stories have been widely published in anthologies and online and she was the winner of the H.G. Wells Short Story Prize in 2015. She was recently shortlisted in the National Gallery Short Story Competition and chosen by The Word Factory to read her short story, “A Hairy Tale”alongside A.L. Kennedy at their June literary salon in 2016. She is a three-time winner of the Faber Academy’s #QuickFic competition. Anstey lives in Kent, England, and is the mother of the singer-songwriter (famous for her stint on The X-Factor) Lucy Spraggan.


Praise For Goodbye, Paris: A Novel

"As elegant and uplifting as a classical sonata, with added kick from its unforgettably quirky characters. I was both engrossed in and moved by this fabulous debut."
— Catherine Isaac, author of You Me Everything