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The 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award Shortlist

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Five books have been selected for the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award. They are:

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered, by Lauren Auricchio. (Knopf)

The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth 1880-1941, by Nancy L. Green. (University of Chicago Press)

Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003, by Richard C. Keller. (University of Chicago Press)

In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse, and Modernism in Paris, 1900-1910, by Sue Roe. (Penguin/Fig Tree)

When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation 1940-1944, by Ronald Rosbottom. (Little, Brown)

The annual Book Award and $5,000 prize honors the most distinguished book of the year, written in English, about France or the French-American encounter. The Book Award is made possible by a generous gift from the Florence Gould Foundation.

All of the 102 books submitted for the 2015 Book Award are now in the Library circulating collection and available for checkout by members. For more information about the Book Award, check here.

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