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The Gardener of Eden Book Tour March 2019

Northern California Friday, March 1, 6 pm, Catamaran Literary Salon, Santa Cruz: Lit Chat at The Tannery, 1050 River St., Suite118, Santa Cruz CA 95060…

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The Gardener of Eden, my debut literary novel of suspense

The Gardener of Eden is my literary debut, a haunting and luminous novel of suspense. The story’s antihero, James, discovers dark secrets lurking beneath the…

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A Taste of Paris: Winner of Gourmand International Award, culinary travel, USA

  Breaking  News: A Taste of Paris has won the 2017 Gourmand Award for best food/travel book from the USA, and goes into the world…

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A Taste of Paris: How the City of Light became the City of Food, with NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley

Click to listen to NPR's Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley as she hits the streets of the City of Light with author David Downie in search…

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A Taste of Paris: Publishers Lunch

The most influential newsletter in the publishing industry, Publishers Lunch, featured A Taste of Paris on Thursday, November 9, 2017… We're in good company! Related…

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A Taste of Paris: Book Tour, USA, Oct/Nov 2017, update

I look forward to seeing you at one of my book events to celebrate the release of A Taste of Paris… more events and more…

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A Taste of Paris: To Market! Avenue President Wilson

Market, Avenue du President Wilson, Paris 16th arrondissement: note happy native shoppers   When you hear a certain self-satisfied New Yorker (whose blatherings appear in…

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A Taste of Paris: Saturday on the Seine

This is how it starts: a Saturday on the Seine, on the car-free former Pompidou Expressway… early, while the bobos and partiers still sleep… We…

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A Taste of Paris: A Literary Cafe in the Luxembourg Garden

Autumn leaves spinning, horse chestnuts nesting on lawns and in hands–the Luxembourg Garden is definitely into fall mode. Fall is a good time for eating.…

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A Taste of Paris: Book Tour, USA, Oct/Nov 2017

I look forward to seeing you at one of my book events to celebrate the release of A Taste of Paris… more events and more…

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A Taste of Paris: The Best Coffee in Paris (is not French)

Just possibly–almost assuredly–the best coffee in Paris is imported, roasted, and served, sometimes at a ponderous pace but with great courtesy and passion, at La…

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A Taste of Paris: Life’s A Cafe Part One: La Fregate

  For a number of years now I've been outsourcing my office needs, meaning, in standard English, that I no longer rent an office, I…

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