The 22-year-old graphic novelist Lucy Knisley spent six weeks in
Paris with her 50-year-old mother. Together, they ate, walked, and assembled the raw
materials for Knisley’s first book, French Milk.
Part travelogue, part sketchbook, part guidebook, the graphic novel follows
mother and daughter as they stop at every patisserie, boucherie, and bar du
vin in sight. (The author eats nearly 60 croissants and drinks gallons of French
milk.) Knisley’s a fun guide — picture an American Amélie — and a quirky one
(she had this book’s ISBN number tattooed on her arm). The drawings are witty and delightful. And the story’s as rich as, well, French milk itself.
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