Depressed by the evident failure of Carmen, Georges Bizet fell victim to depression. It became so stifling that that, when he died in 1875, people speculated that he had taken his own life after the failure of CARMEN.
Reading an average of ten books a month (I'm a fast reader) and not having reviewed them all, I'm going to have a weekly feature called Top Three Books.
Sciolino paints a different perspective of Paris. This perspective is from the river, that ancient body of water pulsing through Paris like a vein. She has traveled far and wide in search of Seine lore. She's learned about the river goddess Sequana and experienced a flood during her time in Paris.