Paris Girls Secret Society

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About the author:
Born in Pennsylvania, Tom Brosnahan joined the US Peace Corps in 1967, went to Turkey to teach English, and discovered a fascinating land virtually unknown to most travelers. Tom wrote his first travel guidebook, Turkey on $5 a Day, (Frommer's, 1970) as a Peace Corps project. 

After graduate school and historical research in the archives of the Ottoman Empire, Tom devoted himself to writing and photography. His 40 travel guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Frommer's and Berlitz, translated into a dozen languages, covered Belize, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Guatemala, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, New England, Tunisia and Turkey. He now writes and photographs his own travel websites including,, and, which receive up to seven million annual visitors from 230+ countries.

Tom  has served as a Contributing Editor to Budget Travel magazine and has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, NPR's Talk of the Nation, the Travel Channel and Public Radio International's The Connection. He has given lectures at the American Turkish Council's annual conference, the Smithsonian Institution, the Cooper-Hewitt National Musem of Design, and other organizations.

"Paris Girls Secret Society" is his first novel.

Paris Girls Secret Society

Authored by Tom Brosnahan

Three American girls from very different backgrounds arrive in Paris in the autumn of 1967 for a college year abroad: shy but brainy little Charity, from a Boston Brahmin family; gorgeous Amaleen, West Virginia nouveau riche man-killer; politically-committed Josie, from a prominent African-American family near Chicago. Unlikely roommates, their prejudices fall away as they grow into friendship, but May 1968 shatters their cozy world: the Sorbonne explodes in riots as millions of students and workers revolt and France hurtles toward chaos. The girls flee their Latin Quarter apartment, one to explore-and risk death-in the Dordogne's prehistoric caves; one to a lavish life in a Loire chateau where hidden terror lurks; one to dangerous exhilaration on the barricades. Along the way they stumble into love: tender, lustful, perverse, and sublime. In only a month they learn far more about who they are and who they want to be. For the Paris Girls Secret Society, life and love will never be the same.

Publication Date:
0976753189 / 9780976753186
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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