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MFA alumna Patricia Engel’s first novel, It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, debuts August 6th with a launch reading at Books & Books in Coral Gables. On the summer recommended reading lists of the L.A. TimesTime Out New York, and FlavorwireIt’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris has been praised in early reviews by the Miami Herald as “a clear-eyed recasting of a classic storyline executed with confidence and just enough city-of-lights magic” and by the Tampa Bay Times as “warm, quirky, and intelligently observed.”

Engel’s first book, the 2010 story collection Vida, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award and Young Lions Fiction Award, won the fiction silver medal in the Florida Book Awards, and was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and L.A. Weekly. Her fiction has appeared in The AtlanticBoston ReviewHarvard Review, and Guernica. More information about her work and where you can catch up with her on her book tour can be found at her website.