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Liam Callanan's third novel is "...sublime. ...Book lovers and Paris aficionados will be enthralled." (Publishers Weekly starred review)

"Captivating" (Real Simple)

"Liam Callanan’s spirited Paris by the Book offers a near-irresistible package of twin glories, Paris and books (love of reading), delivering vibrant tours of each. ... [A] witty mystery-adventure." (San Francisco Chronicle)

"A love letter to reading, writing and all things FrenchParis by the Book combines a charming first-person protagonist, a nuanced family drama and the magic of Paris." (Shelf Awareness starred review)

“Callanan has woven a tale of grief, resentment, and the everyday madness of equivocating the unfathomable. … Callanan’s sweet and compulsively readable tale invites readers to fall in love with Paris, Leah, and her family.” (Booklist)

Learn more about the novel, the author, and upcoming events. Find the book at your local bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon. discover Liam's other books (including the cloud atlas) below or above.

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Visit the Paris by the Book pages to get Paris reading recommendations, find maps, go behind the scenes, and learn about visiting Paris with kids

Set in past and present Alaska, The Cloud Atlas, an Edgar Award Finalist, is narrated by a man who spent World War II chasing down one of Japan's strangest weapons—firebombs that silently crossed the Pacific, tethered to balloons. 

Listen & Other Stories collects a decade's worth of Liam's short fiction and was the winner of the Hunt Prize. Christopher Buckley called All SaintsLiam's second novel, "haunting and smooth and wise."