Paris Dreaming




      Paris Dreaming
Libby is on a man fast no romance, no cheating men, no heartbreak After all, she has her three best girlfriends and two cats to keep her company at night and her high powered job at the National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra to occupy her day isn t that enough But when fate takes Libby to work in Paris at the Mus e du Quai Branly, she s suddenly thrown out of her comfort zone and into a city full of culture, fashion, and love Surrounded by thousands of attentive men, nude poets, flirtatious baristas and smooth tongued lotharios, romance has suddenly become a lot tempting On top of it all, there s a chauvinist colleague at the Muse who challenges Libby s professional ability and diplomatic skills Then there s Libby s new friend Sorina, a young Roma gypsy, desperate to escape deportation Libby must protect her work record and her friend, but can she protect herself from a broken heart Download Paris Dreaming author Anita Heiss – heartforum.co.uk

Dr Anita Heiss is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and is one of Australia s most prolific and well known authors of Indigenous literature Her published works include the historical novel Who Am I The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, the poetry collection Token Koori, satirical social commentary Sacred Cows, non fiction text Dhuuluu Yala To Talk Straight Publishing Aboriginal Literature, and a children s book entitled Me and My Mum Anita has also edited Life in Gadigal Country and co edited with Penny van Toorn, Stories Without End In 2007 Anita released three titles Not Meeting Mr Right Random House for which she won the Deadly Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature Her poetry collection I m not racist, but Salt Publishing won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry and her kids novel Yirra and her deadly dog Demon ABC Books , was launched at the Sydney Writers Festival by Her Excellency Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW In 2008 Anita released Avoiding Mr Right Bantam Books and The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature Allen Unwin which she co authored with Peter Minter The Anthology won the 2008 Deadly Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature Anita has performed her works nationally Sydney Writers Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Writers Week, Melbourne Writers Festival, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Message Sticks, Brisbane Writers Festival, Somerset Festival of Literature, Watermark and Wordstorm, among others as well as internationally in Spain, Austria, the USA, Canada, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, China, France, the UK, Tahiti and New Caledonia She has also been published widely in journals, anthologies and on line Anita was Communications Adviser for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board 2001 2003 , was a member of the Australian Society of Authors ASA Committee of Management from 1998 2004 and Chaired the organisation 2008 2009 Anita was Deputy Director of Warawara Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University from 2005 2006.In 2003 in recognition of her literary achievements Anita was awarded the ASA Medal for Under 35s for her contribution to Australian community and public life In 2004 Anita was awarded the NSW Indigenous Arts Fellowship and was listed in The Bulletin magazine s Smart 100 In the same year she wrote and directed her first short film Checkerboard Love as part of the Lester Bostock mentorship program through Metro Screen, Sydney She was writer in residence at Macquarie University and was also nominated for a 2004 Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature Anita has made guest appearances on the Einstein Factor, Message Stick, Vulture, Critical Mass, A Difference of Opinion, The Catch Up and 9am with David and Kim Anita is currently working as a full time writer and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney attached to the Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education Anita volunteers her time as a Books in Homes Ambassador and as an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador She is currently a Board Member of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy community.


      Paris Dreaming
 By Anita Heiss IBN :  Format : Paperback – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 313 pages
  • Paris Dreaming
  • Anita Heiss
  • English
  • 22 December 2019

10 thoughts on “ Paris Dreaming

  1. Oanh says:

    Enjoyable Followed the usual tropes of romance but was muchintelligent and engaged, in a light hearted, light handed way with political issues.

  2. Kris says:

    I enjoyed it strong woman taking control of her career and having her workplace fund a trip to Paris What s not to like

  3. Jodi Bassett-Scarfe says:

    Easy reading, enjoyable fun Great for a quick holiday read

  4. Jgw says:

    I like the idea of this genre but it wasn t really my cup of tea.

  5. Thoraiya says:

    Thanks, Anita, for that imaginary trip to Paris and for pride in world class Aboriginal art

  6. GuizmoEnOz says:

    Enjoyed reading some chick lit about an Aboriginal lady discovering my home town I love reading between the lines about the Blackfellas culture, customs, etc I love the intimate insights we don t see here and wouldn t dare asking about Plus this is one side of their story you tend not to read or hear about much in Australia a successful Aboriginal woman navigating both worlds, whitefellas and hers A bit of warning though, the French Parisians depicted here tend to be a bit clich d and Enjoyed reading some chick lit about an Aboriginal lady discovering my home town I love reading between the lines about the Blackfellas culture, customs, etc I love the intimate insights we don t see here and wouldn t dare a...

  7. Julia Yan says:

    Light and fluffy fun I m not usually a fan of chick lit and I despise that term but I really like Heiss s other writing, and I love the idea of an Australian in Paris after reading so many novels about Americans coming of age in Europe over the course of the 20th century This book is gripp...

  8. Alyce Caswell says:

    Peak chiclit that spins out all the tropes in a good way, of course It seems Heiss got better with each of these she wrote, since this is the best of the four Heiss has written other books but these ones are in the same vein Thoroughly enjoyable and deliciously dramatic.

  9. Janet Camilleri says:

    I just couldn t get into this book and gave up after about 80 pages.

  10. Glenys says:

    Farthan just the chic lit I expected.Art, politics, Australian Aboriginal cultural and a great sense of place in Paris.A thoroughly good read.

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