French Reads
Eight Books that Will Inspire You to Go to France

France is known for its delectable wines, decadent food, and classic culture. With these eight audiobooks, ranging from memoir to fiction, you’ll be transported and inspired.

My Life in France

Here, in her own words, is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her “true calling.”
Listen to an excerpt MY LIFE IN FRANCE

The Vintage Caper
Author: Peter Mayle
Read By: Erik Davies

Sam Levitt, former corporate lawyer, cultivated crime expert, and wine connoisseur, is sent to Bordeaux and Provence to solve a multimillion-dollar claim involving stolen wines. The unraveling of the crime is threaded with evocative renderings of France’s wine, food, and countryside.
Listen to an excerpt THE VINTAGE CAPER

French Lessons
Author: Ellen Sussman
Read By: Kathe Mazur

A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their paths intersect in surprising ways.
Listen to an excerpt FRENCH LESSONS

A Paris All Your Own
Author: Eleanor Brown
Read By: Various

A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays by some of the biggest names in women’s fiction, including Paula McLain, Susan Vreeland, and J. Courtney Sullivan.
Listen to an excerpt A PARIS ALL YOUR OWN

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank
Author: Thad Carhart
Read By: Dan Cashman

A memoir about one man stumbling upon a small, demure shopfront, Desforges Pianos, in Paris, and how it changed his life.
Listen to an excerpt THE PIANO SHOP ON THE LEFT BANK

Mastering the Art of French Eating
Author: Ann Mah
Read By: Mozhan Marnò

Journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris. Overjoyed, Ann begins planning all the gastronomic adventures she’s dreamed of. But when her husband is called away to Iraq for a year, she journeys through France alone, learning about the food, the culture, and herself.