Thursday, May 3, 2012

Book Review: Toujours Provence

Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle

Toujours Provence starts up where Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence  left off. It's a book filled with a collection of stories about life in Provence. Gold coins, truffles, French food, constipation...intriguing, fun stories that make you feel as if you were spending a year in Provence yourself. Not every story is as riveting as the last, but none the less, a good read even if you haven't read A Year in Provence (like me).

Each of us could probably find some interesting stories to tell about our own neighborhoods (I swear there are interesting things that happen in Minneapolis suburbs), but it is unlikely we could string together words the way Mayle does.What makes this a worthwhile read is less the stories themselves, but the way in which Mayle tells them. Grade: B

Books read since the beginning of 2012: 13

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