A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle


For this month we are reading Peter Mayle’s book, A Year in Provence. It is quite entertaining. I read it a few years ago, along with the two sequels. Here is the synopsis from Amazon:

In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January’s frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.

A short story. After Sharon’s accident, when she was in the rehab unit of the hospital, she was not very responsive. Natalie decided to read this book to her and one day, at one point in the book, Sharon began to laugh. It was the first time she had laughed or expressed this kind of emotion since the accident. I think you’ll all really like it. It really is a foodie book as well, so we should all bring something French to share.

Let’s meet Tuesday evening, August 11 at 8:30 pm. If that time doesn’t work for you let me know. If there are enough of you with conflicts I can try to change the date to better accommodate you all.

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