In We'll Always Have Paris—a new collection of stories gathered together for the first time—the inimitable Ray Bradbury once again delights us with prose that soars and sings. He imagines great things and poignantly observes human foibles and frailties. He enchants us with the magic he mastered decades ago and still performs flawlessly. Whether he's exploring the myriad ways to be reborn, or the circumstances that can make any man a killer, or returning us to Mars, Bradbury opens the world to us and beckons us in. His tales will live forever—we will always have Bradbury.
Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, "Live forever!" Bradbury later said, "I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped."
“With this collection of 21 stories and a poem, Bradbury employs the humor, empathy, and quirky approach that have been the hallmarks of his career. . . . These accessible stories are quick to read but may linger long after the book is done. Recommended for all.”
-Library Journal on WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS