Challenge No. 4: A Book Set Somewhere You’ve Always Wanted to Visit
“A Year in Provence,” by Peter Mayle, finished May 3. It’s set in France. Of course I want to go there.
Hundred Word Review: In the late 1980s, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, left the corporate rat race of England behind and bought a 200-year-old farmhouse in the sprawling countryside of Provence. This memoir details their first year in the village of Ménerbes, where they encounter bitter winter winds, moochy summer tourists, and laissez-faire construction workers. But there’s also mouthwatering regional cuisine, interesting new friends, and stunning scenery. It’s clear why this book is a classic piece of travel writing. If you love France, food, and richly detailed, funny writing, gobble this book up and wash it down with a glass of rosé.
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Next up, “a nonfiction book.”
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One of my favorite books of all time!
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