Penelope Rowlands feels the siren call of Paris. On her website she writes, "Why, of all the places I've lived, did Paris affect me the most? For, although I’ve lived in half a dozen cities, this one left the deepest mark." The question drove her to compile "Paris Was Ours," a collection of 32 essays by diverse writers who bring us close to Parisian life and culture through their experiences. It's a delightful book to read.