Monday, November 19, 2012

LOST IN PARIS Blog Tour - Guest Post & Giveaway

 
Title: MIRA'S DIARY: LOST IN PARIS
Author: Marissa Moss
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Number of Pages: 224
Mira is shocked when she receives a postcard from her missing mother from Paris. Her father decides it's time for a trip to France to search for her. While visiting Notre Dame, Mira touches a gargoyle and is whirled into the past. There she meets the famous painter Degas and catches a brief, shocking glimpse of her mother. Mira begins to suspect that her mom didn't run out on them but is a prisoner of the past. Can one family on an incredible worldwide adventure stop a plot in time?
Around the World
by Marissa Moss
I've lived in Paris and Rome, each a wonderful experience. Living in a foreign city broadens your sense of who you are and how you want to live in ways that are delightfully unpredictable. In both cities, I explored the cultural riches in a way you can't during a brief visit, but more than that, I learned the rhythm of a different lifestyle. There's no such thing as rushing in Rome, no sense of urgency – or, frustratingly – of efficiency. You learn the Italian shrug of acceptance.

Travel in general demands that kind of flexibility. Planes are delayed. Connections are missed. A drive into the Amazon jungle that was supposed to take five hours ends up taking ten because roads have been washed out. But being open to what happens during travel mishaps means you end up having tea with Bedouins in Petra or are invited into a house-raising for a newly married couple in Vietnam. I love the expected parts of travel, the amazing sites, the great art, but I also love the completely unplanned, the moment you have to be open to in order to experience it.

I've been to more than 30 countries. The ones that have been the most difficult, have also been the most rewarding – India, Peru, Vietnam, Jordan, Egypt. I hope I can keep adding to this list. I'd love to see Indonesia, South Africa, Namibia, anywhere new. But the place I keep going back to, the city that has my heart, is Rome. Must be the gelato.
Guest post generously provided by Sourcebooks.
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5 comments:

  1. This sounds like a book my daughter would love! Actually, I've read several of Marissa's books and they are so much fun.

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  2. After reading Charles Martin's book, Where the River Ends, I went out and bought several other books he wrote. I love his writing style.

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  3. I'm not entering your generous giveaway because I've won so many books recently, but wanted to say this sounds like a fun read. And I'm so impressed, Marissa, by how many countries you've been to!

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  4. The Hunger Games by far! Left me wanting to read more!

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  5. I want to visit Grüner See, or Green Lake, in Styria, Austria. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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