Goodbye, Paris

Goodbye, Paris

Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant in Goodbye, Paris, an utterly charming novel that proves that sometimes you have to break your heart to make it whole. Grace once had the beginnings of a promising musical career, but she hasn't been able to play her cello publicly since a traumatic event at music college years ago. Since then, she's built a quiet life for herself in her sm Jojo Moyes meets Eleanor Oliphant in Goodbye, Paris, an utterly charming novel that proves that sometimes you have to...

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Title:Goodbye, Paris
Author:Anstey Harris
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Goodbye, Paris
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:279 pages pages

Goodbye, Paris Reviews

  • Sarah
    Jun 03, 2018
    This book will very much appeal to people who enjoyed ELANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE. But more importantly, anybody who loves stringed instruments will find this to be one of the few books that can accurately tap into the experience of being both a musician and an instrument-maker....
  • Jill
    May 28, 2018
    To paraphrase Forrest Gump, books are sometimes like a box of chocolates?you never know what you?re going to get. From the brief synopsis I read about Goodbye, Paris, I had pegged it as typical chick lit: interesting woman character, personal growth journey, woman hits bottom an...
  • Cindy Burnett
    May 21, 2018
    I had to DNF this one about a third of the way through. Grace is in a bad relationship, and all she does is constantly talk about what will happen when the day comes, and they can truly be together (a day that the reader can see won't come). I couldn't decide whether to be super irrita...
  • Ivonne Rovira
    May 17, 2018
    Affairs with married men don?t end well, either in literature (cf. The End of the Affair (marred woman in that case), We Don't Live Here Anymore) or in real life (e.g., Katherine Hepburn, Marla Maples, Sienna Miller, that woman who GOP fundraiser Elliott B. Broidy impregnated). Goodb...
  • Liz
    Jul 21, 2018
    The marketing for this book stated it was for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, which was a favorite of mine. So, I had to give this a try. At the beginning, I didn?t see the connection. Grace is already in a relationship, albeit with a married man. But while they are to...
  • TL
    Apr 22, 2018
    received this via Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review. ? --- I am not really sure what to say about this book. On one hand, I did enjoy the story but on the other hand, it didn't hit me as deeply as I wanted it to. I was side-eyeing Grace and David a lot duri...
  • Susanne Strong
    Sep 16, 2018
    4 Lovely and Sweet Stars! Grace is a cellist and a luthier. She owns a shop where she repairs violins and violas. She loves her place in life and she loves her boyfriend David, though neither have brought her the fulfillment she imagined. After getting kicked out of music school, sh...
  • Angela M
    May 14, 2018
    Comparisons to other books in book descriptions is a pet peeve of mine because most of the time I just don?t see them. I?ve read and enjoyed several books by Jojo Moyes but I guess not the ones that this is compared too. I did read and love Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine and t...
  • Cindy Roesel
    May 19, 2018
    After reading a barrage of thrillers and psychological dramas, it was more than satisfying to find the quirky GOOD-BYE, PARIS (Touchstone) on my to be read shelf. It's a delightful novel about having your heart-broken and finding happiness again. GOOD-BYE, PARIS is a cheery and incredi...
  • Chelsea
    Aug 17, 2018
    The music focus saves this book from a two-star. I didn't particularly like the main character; I find it hard to feel sympathetic for someone who continues to make bad choices when the truth is staring her in the face. I don't have time for that nonsense. But the supporting characters...
  • Ian
    Sep 04, 2018
    It's difficult to know what to say about this book. Calling a spade a spade I just didn't really like the central character. I loved Grace's assistant and the old man who comes into her shop but that's about it. It's well written and there are some good moments but the writing wa...
  • Liz Fenwick
    Jun 18, 2018
    Beautiful. Loved it. ...
  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    Apr 27, 2018
    This book was so different from anything I've read before, in a good way I hasten to add, it was beautiful, uplifting and really taught me a thing or two about the world of stringed instruments! I warmed to Grace as a character straight away and definitely wanted the best outcome fo...
  • Elaine
    Aug 25, 2018
    Tell me if you've heard this one before: a shy, unworldly woman discovers her lover is a cad and finds herself with the help of feisty friends who dispenses pearls of wisdom and has all the time in the world to lend a hand? Sounds familiar, right? Goodbye, Paris is worse. *...
  • Laura
    Sep 06, 2018
    I enjoyed The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton; it's a fairly slow burner but it kept me turning the pages because I wanted to find out how things would end for the main characters... even though the main character Grace could be a bit irritating at times. I definitely assumed she...
  • Fran
    May 20, 2018
    Grace Atherton was a promising cellist. Her mother worked two jobs and her dad was a mechanic. Her parents paid more for her cello than they did for the family car. They dreamed Grace's dreams. In her first year of college, Grace was traumatized. Criticism and humiliation destroyed her...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Aug 02, 2018
    4 stars to Goodbye, Paris! ? ? ? ? Wow, Grace, the main character in Goodbye, Paris is leading a complicated life. She had once been a prominent cellist, but something happened in college that has kept her from playing in public since. Grace leads a somewhat hidden life...
  • Trina
    Aug 08, 2018
    Goodbye, Paris is a heartbreakingly, beautiful tale about relationships, the resilience of love, and the acceptance of loss all set to the backdrop of romantic cities and the arts. Grace, a former musician with a traumatic musical schooling experience, enjoys a quiet life repairing ...
  • Linda
    May 29, 2018
    If you put Paris on a book, it'll catch my eye every time, especially if the cover is as charming as this one. That was enough for me to add this to my reading list and enter the giveaway, but soon after, I was contacted by a representative of the publisher, offering me a copy of "Good...
  • Jenny
    Aug 06, 2018
    Anstey Harris choose the ?feel good novel format ? for Goodbye, Paris, her first novel. She fully embraces this genre. Every person involved in this story has problems or issues or woes. And in the feel good format, all are neatly resolved by novels end. Grace Atherton has her lif...
  • Book of the Month
    Aug 01, 2018
    Why I Love It by Steph Opitz I think if the news cycle was less intense, or I wasn?t in desperate need of a palate cleanser post-Handmaid?s Tale and Westworld, I might have overlooked this book. I?m not naturally drawn to romantic stories (see above), and the idea of reading ...
  • Mellie Antoinete
    Sep 21, 2018
    DNF at 40% This might be a good book. Might even have mad story vibes, but right now it?s just making me ????? MAD!! David is a shit. Any man who throws love words at you when his wife is in the next room and convinces you not to have his child because he doesn?...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Sep 06, 2018
    I really wanted to love this book, but it fell a little flat for me. I was so annoyed and frustrated by Grace and her relationship with David and I kept waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I did love Mr. Williams and how he cared for her, but that was really it. ...
  • ♡ Kayleigh ⚯͛  Awkword Reviews ♡
    Aug 08, 2018
    "'They believe in the coup de foudre,' he said, 'the lightning bolt. The French say that it will hit everyone once in a lifetime. It could be someone you see on the other side of the street, maybe only one time, and never even speak to. It could be when you're a child or seconds befor...
  • Hayley Stenger
    Aug 17, 2018
    Sweet and quiet novel about flawed characters finding happiness in themselves. ...
  • Beyondthebookends
    Aug 09, 2018
    Thank you, Touchstone for my copy of this book. It will be released in about a week. This is a book about Grace a musician who has to come to terms with her life, her choices and find a way toward happiness. The beginning of the book was enjoyable but the book really develops as Gr...
  • Morgan Tallman
    Aug 28, 2018
    Did I just stay up way past my bedtime reading this book? Yes i did! Do I regret it? Not one bit! I loved this story and became completely immersed in it! Following Grace, Nadia, and Mr. Williams as they go through changes in their lives; and while experiencing an in depth love of musi...
  • Noemie
    Aug 05, 2018
    Thank you to Touchstone Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review! #partner Grace Atherton is a lovely woman. She owns a stringed instrument shop, and makes/repairs beautiful instruments (cellos, violins, etc). She has a relationship of 8 years with her partner, David...
  • Kathy Kugelman
    Sep 01, 2018
    I didn't expect to read this debut novel in one day, but I did. I just couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns. Just when you think you have it all about figured out, BAM! This takes place mainly in Paris but there is a little bit of London and Italy thrown in. It is a...
  • Literary Soirée
    Jul 29, 2018
    I LEFT MY BROKEN HEART IN PARIS I love the City of Light and fiction depicting complicated relationships. And I love even more when resolution comes for a strong deserving talented woman, such as GOODBYE, PARIS? protagonist Grace. A cellist who no longer publicly plays since ...