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About Paulette Boudrot

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Paulette Boudrot (born Letendre) was raised in Fall River, Massachusetts when French was spoken in the community and by her parents. She earned a BS in Education from Bridgewater State University, an MA in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College VT, and a diploma in 20th Century French Literature from the Sorbonne University of Paris where she was studying as Fulbright Scholar. In 2010, she was honored with the status of Chevalier of the Palmes Académiques. Paulette currently resides in Cape Cod, where she is an active member of the Rotary Club of Weymouth. Boston, My Blissful Winter was her debut novel translation.






About Alain Briottet

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Alain Briottet devoted his life to a career in French Diplomacy. He served in Europe, the United States, Asia, and held several positions in collaboration with the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs. Boston, un hiver si court, a series of 12 short stories, is a reflection of his appointment in Boston during the 1980s as Consul General of France. Among his many awards, Alain Briottet was honored as a Commander in the French Legion of Honor, and with an Honorary Doctorate from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He currently lives in Paris.








About the Book

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Boston, My Blissful Winter follows a young French banker experiencing Boston for the first time as an intern at a downtown bank in the 1980s. Seeking to overcome his solitude, he visits the city’s concert halls, jazz clubs, businesses, museums, cafes, theaters, antique shops, fine restaurants and local diners. He rubs elbows with Boston Brahmins, academics, a struggling musician and a librarian, among others. With vivid images of winter and a keen eye for detail, these twelve stories bring the unique character of the city to life and offer a glimpse into the heart and soul of the thoughtful narrator.
To purchase signed copies by translator contact PauletteBoudrot@gmail.com
Boston My Blissful Winter is available at:
- Book Baby
- Eight Cousins, Falmouth, MA
- Barnes and Noble
- Amazon


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