American girl moves to Paris to find love, herself, and at long last become the author of her own life. Sound familiar? The premise of Engel's novel suggests a predictability that the honesty of its prose denies. Arrestingly spare, refreshingly free of cliche, Engel's story of a girl navigating the complexities of independence, friendship, and romance, will engage, entertain, and enlighten. Come and hear Engel read from and discuss her new book on August 14th, upstairs in the cafe. Q&A to follow.