Paris in Love: A Memoir (Random House, $26.00) chronicles Eloisa James’s joyful year in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. Following her mother’s death from cancer and her own similar diagnosis, James sold her house, took a sabbatical from her university job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. “Reading this memoir was like wandering through a Parisian patisserie in a dream.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. James, writing under the pen name of Mary Bly, is a bestselling author of romance novels. This is her first memoir.