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At Home in France: Tales of an American and Her House Aboard
At Home in France: Tales of an American and Her House Aboard by Ann Barry 0345407873 9780345407870
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At Home in France: Tales of an American and Her House Aboard by Ann Barry

As beguiling and delectable as France itself. *Mimi Sheraton Ann Barry tells her tale directly and clearly, without cloying artifice or guile, so that it has the warmth, honesty, and force of a long letter from an old friend. She makes her reader a welcome house guest in her much-loved little cottage in the heart of France. *Susan Allen Toth Ann Barry was a single woman, working and living in New York, when she fell in love with a charming house in Carennac in southwestern France. Even though she knew it was the stuff of fantasy, even though she knew she would rarely be able to spend more than four weeks a year there, she was hooked. This spirited, captivating memoir traces Ms. Barrys adventures as she follows her dream of living in the French countryside: Her fascinating (and often humorous) excursions to Brittany and Provence, charmed nights spent at majestic chateaux and back-road inns, and quiet moments in cool Gothic churches become our own. And as the years go by, and l Americaine, as she is known, returns again and again to her real home, she becomes a recognizable fixture in the neighborhood. Ann Barry is a foreigner enchanted with an unpredictable world that seems constantly fresh and exciting. In this vivid memoir, she shares the colorful world that is her France. AN INTELLIGENT MEMOIR. *The New Yorker DELIGHTFUL . . . BARRY WRITES ENGAGINGLY. . . . [She] is very much at home in such fine company as M.F.K. Fishers Two Towns in Provence, Robert Daleys Portraits of France, and Richard Goodmans French Dirt. *St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Author: Ann Barry

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1997-03-11

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ISBN: 0345407873


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