On Tour 10/17/19- 11/28/19 ” The Art Of Regret” by Mary Fleming


Release Date: 10/22/19

She Writes Press

About The Book: 

Trevor McFarquhar lives a controlled, contrary existence. Traumatized by early childhood loss, the silence surrounding those losses, and then a sudden family relocation from the United States to France, he has no ambitions or dreams for his struggling Parisian bicycle shop or even for himself. Now in his late thirties, his romantic relationships are only casual―his friendships, few. He’s both aloof and exacting, holding everyone to his own high standards while being unforgiving of their faults.

But then two things happen. The 1995 transit strike forces Parisians through Trevor’s shop door to procure bicycles, and his once-sluggish business suddenly turns around. To his surprise, he is pleased. At the same time, Trevor enters into a relationship that threatens to destroy his relationship with his entire family. Humbled and ashamed, his veneer cracks, and he emerges from his cocoon a different man, ready to reconnect, to rediscover possibility, and ultimately to redeem himself.

About The Author: 

Mary Fleming was born in Chicago. After school on the East Coast, she attended Colby College in Maine where she received a BA degree in English literature. During a year spent at the University of Exeter, she met her first husband and moved to Paris in 1981. After several years as a freelance journalist and consultant, she worked as the French representative for an American foundation, The German Marshall Fund. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the French Fulbright Commission and of the NGO Bibliothèques sans Frontières. Now that their five children are grown up, she and her second husband split their time between Paris and Berlin. https://www.maryfleming.co/books

Author on Social Media:

Twitter: maryfleming_


“Readers of The Art of Regret will have the double pleasures of walking through the ‘real’ Paris with an inside guide to its backstreets, little cafés, and domestic interiors; and of the dramatic story that plays out in the American-French family of Trevor McFarquhar, the photographer and bicycle shop man. Mary Fleming perfectly captures, with a discerning eye and an elegiac tone that somehow reminds of Galsworthy, the details, the slight disorientation, and the superior cultivation of Americans long-time resident in France.” ―Diane Johnson, author of Le Divorce, Le Mariage, and L’Affaire


Bloggers On Tour: 

Oct. 17th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/

Oct. 20th-Cover 2 Cover Cafe https://instagram.com/cover2covercafe

Oct. 21st -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews

Oct. 23rd- Angela Reads Books https://instagram.com/angelareadsbooks

Oct. 24th – Sealed With A Book https://instagram.com/sealedwithabook

Oct. 25th – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Oct. 26th – The Weekend Booker https://instagram.com/theweekendbooker

Oct. 28th – Read A Latte Thrillers  https://instagram.com/reads.a.latte.thrillers

Nov. 2nd -Shalini https://instagram.com/shalini_g26

Nov. 4th – The Mary Reader https://instagram.com/themaryreader

Nov 4th – Reading With Nicole https://instagram.com/reading_with_nicole

Nov. 7th – Mary Beth’s Bookshelf –https://www.instagram.com/my_book_journey_

Nov. 11th- Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com/


Nov. 13th –  Megs Book Club https://instagram.com/megsbookclub

Nov. 15th-  Purple Shadow Hunter https://instagram.com/purpleshadowhunter

Nov 20th – Amy Lynn Lifestyle https://instagram.com/amylynnlifestyle

Nov. 22nd Minsta Books https://www.instagram.com/minstabooks/

Nov. 22nd-Abdulia Coffee Book Addict https://instagram.com/abduliacoffeebookaddict23

Nov. 25th – As I Read It https://instagram.com/as_i_read_it

Nov. 28th -Sweet Honey And Brei https://instagram.com/sweethoneyandbrei



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