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Paulita Kincer


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as we have now a very nice incentive for book bloggers,
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Incentive program winner: From the Fifteenth District

Since the beginning of 2015, for tours counting at least 10 stops, France Book Tours offers an incentive program to the book bloggers who take time to cross-post their positive reviews to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Itunes, Kobo, Goodreads/Shelfari/LibraryThing, etc.
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As this is a new program, it looks like a few bloggers forgot to send us their links.
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From the book bloggers who reviewed

From the 15th district

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From the 15th District incentive winner

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Paulita will receive a $15 gift card of her choice!

Here is an excerpt of her review,
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An Accidental Blog

Each story is like peeking into someone’s window and seeing the real them, the one they might hide from the rest of the world.
The black and white cover is foreshadowing of the stories to come as they definitely have a melancholy feel throughout. The richness of Gallant’s words only deepen the effect.
This is a book filled with stories of deep emotion that dig beneath the surface Europe we love.


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Giveaway winner: From the Fifteenth District

From the 15th District winnerwon a copy of

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From the Fifteenth District

(short stories – literary fiction)

Release date: December 16, 2014 at Open Road Integrated Media

242 pages

ISBN: 978-1-4976-8507-9



Even as we grow and change, the consequences of what we have left behind often linger Mavis Gallant has a unique talent for distilling the sense of otherness one feels abroad into something tangible and utterly understandable. In this collection, she relates the stories of those stranded in relationships, places, and even times in which they don’t belong. In “The Moslem Wife” a woman is entrusted to look after a hotel in France when her husband is trapped in America after the breakout of World War II. As the situation progresses, the two grow in surprising and profound ways. In another tale, a German prisoner of war is released from France and returns home to a mother whose personality has been as irrevocably changed by the war as his has. In one of the most poignant entries, Gallant follows the life of a Holocaust survivor, illustrating how his experiences tint his outlook on life forty years later. With its wide breadth of subject matter and the author’s characteristic way with nuance, From the Fifteenth District is classic Mavis Gallant. [provided by the publisher]



“[From the Fifteenth District] is a splendidly written work, full of nuance and personality and compellingly evocative detail.” —Canadian Literature

  “A fine-tuned and elegant collection.” —Kirkus Reviews


From the 15th district Mavis GallantIn 1952 Mavis Gallant (1922–2014) left a successful career as a journalist in Montreal to live independently as a writer of fiction in Europe. She had gained international recognition in 1951 when she was published in the New Yorker, which in subsequent years released over one hundred of her short stories, most of which are set in European cities or Montreal. Random House published twelve volumes of her work. Gallant was awarded the 1981 Governor General’s Award for Home Truths, the 2002 Rea Award for the Short Story, and the 2004 PEN/Nabokov Award for lifetime achievement. She was a companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honor. After traveling widely in Europe, in 1960 Gallant settled in Paris, where she died in 2014. The Journals of Mavis Gallant: 1952–1969 is tentatively scheduled for publication by Alfred A. Knopf in 2015.

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