Foreign Tongue: A Novel of Life and Love in Paris by Vanina Marsot tells the tale of pragmatic professional writer Anna, who has been unlucky in love in L.A., and has come to Paris with keys to her aunt’s empty apartment. Bilingual and blessed with dual citizenship, she seeks solace in the delectable pastries, in the company of old friends, and in her exciting new job: translating a mysterious, erotic French novel by an anonymous author. Intrigued by the story, and drawn in by the mystery behind the book, Anna soon finds herself among the city’s literati-and in the arms of an alluring Parisian-as she resolves to explore who she is . . . in both cultures.