Author Ellen Sussman captures the sights and sounds of Paris with her new mainstream novel. Today the author shares how she became intimate with the city’s culture and how her experiences abroad inspired her to create the three interwoven stories about Americans in the City of Lights, this month’s French Lessons.
Three amazing things happened around my thirtieth birthday — I published my first story in a major magazine, I found out I was pregnant, and my husband got a job in Paris. Now, that’s a trifecta in life! A year later, we moved to Paris with a baby – and her sister already growing in my belly. I had always wanted to live in Paris — but at this time in my life?