By Ann Barry
"As beguiling and delectable as France itself."
"Ann Barry tells her story without delay and obviously, with no cloying artifice or guile, in order that it has the heat, honesty, and strength of an extended letter from an previous pal. She makes her reader a welcome apartment visitor in her much-loved little cottage within the middle of France."
-Susan Allen Toth
Ann Barry used to be a unmarried girl, operating and residing in manhattan, while she fell in love with an enthralling condo in Carennac in southwestern France. although she knew it was once the stuff of delusion, even if she knew she might infrequently manage to spend greater than 4 weeks a yr there, she was once hooked. This lively, alluring memoir strains Ms. Barry's adventures as she follows her dream of residing within the French geographical region: Her attention-grabbing (and frequently funny) tours to Brittany and Provence, charmed nights spent at majestic chateaux and back-road lodges, and quiet moments in cool Gothic church buildings develop into our own.
And because the years pass through, and "l' Americaine," as she is understood, returns time and again to her genuine domestic, she turns into a recognizable fixture locally. Ann Barry is a foreigner enchanted with an unpredictable international that turns out continually clean and fascinating. during this shiny memoir, she stocks the colourful international that's her France.
From Publishers Weekly:
Not each author who owns a home in France publishes a e-book approximately its pleasures and pains. Even between such proprietors, Barry, a meals and shuttle author and previous editor on the New Yorker and the hot York instances, is outstanding, simply because she doesn't truly reside in her apartment in Carennac, a village in southwestern France close to the Dordogne; she purely visits it for 2 or 3 weeks a 12 months. whilst she is there, she reads, jogs, chefs, hosts associates from domestic and explores the close by areas. simply because her visits are so brief, her reviews in her village appear constrained to discovering a neighbor to maintain her keys for her and anyone to storage her vehicle whereas she's away, and nutrition procuring at extraordinary nation markets. She writes grippingly approximately her look for the simplest bread and vividly profiles established local kinds with whom she is familiar. Her writing ability makes a lot of little.
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