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Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes


“Less is More”

This 19th century proverbial phrase first appeared in 1855, in Robert Browning’s Andrea del Sarto. In a world of stand-alone novels, trilogies and series, novellas and short stories have their own little niche. Short and sweet(not always), these contained pieces of literature engage the reader instantly. You don’t need to worry about Nancy Pearl’s Rule of Fifty, as more often than not, the story finishes way before. A lot is left to the reader’s imagination and you don’t find yourself investing too much time(a precious commodity these days).

The charm of Jojo Moyes emanates from each of the woman-centric stories. Simple and delicately written, each story highlights a different nuance in a woman’s life. From being jilted by a lover to finding love when least expected, from struggling under dire straits to finding pleasure in fantasizing, these little nuggets of feminine camaraderie showcase love, forgiveness and hope.

A lovely way to spend a relaxed Sunday afternoon; with your favourite bevy in hand!

Featured Stories:

Paris for One

Between the Tweets

Love in the Afternoon

A Bird in the Hand

Crocodile Shoes


Honeymoon in Paris

Last Year’s Coat

Thirteen Days with John C.


The Christmas List


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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This entry was posted on March 13, 2017 by in Book Reviews, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories and tagged , .
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