New Book Follows One Woman’s Life Changing Journey to Paris

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Author Brandyn Barbara Artis’ weaves an intriguing tale of a woman whose promise takes her on an adventure she never imagined

“I have no particular destination.” With these words, a woman begins to discovers Paris and fulfill a promise once made to her beloved husband. Not knowing the language or a soul in this foreign city, her journey has her Running Barefoot in Paris. Readers follow her adventures as they unfold in author Brandyn Barbara Artis’ intriguing novel.

Mrs. Dillon Devon Jones has never set foot outside of the United States. It is scary being in a city of strangers, listening in rapt attention while alien words fly overhead on a question mark. Yet a promise is a promise, a promise made to her musician husband Dillon, despite her paralyzing dreaded fear of flying. Mrs. Jones moves around like an exploratory jazz solo. While her husband’s music provides a wistful soundtrack in memory Le Monsieur materializes during a simple act of kindness, consequently all is revealed.

Two love stories, one in the past, the other the present, collide. Constraints of language, matters of the heart blaze, smolder and disintegrate in the luminous intensity of the City of Light this summer of 1996. In a journey to uncover her husband’s extraordinary life, Mrs. Dillon Devon Jones finds what she never realized she was looking for—herself.

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About the Author
Brandyn Barbara Artis, actress and playwright has performed her critically acclaimed stage play “Sister, Girl” across the United States and internationally. Her nonfiction has been published by THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS and in ‘The Breast An Anthology’. She lives and works in Los Angeles and Paris.

Running Barefoot in Paris * by Brandyn Barbara Artis
Publication Date: October 14, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 239 pages; 978-1-4628-4536-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 239 pages; 978-1-4628-4537-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-4538-5

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