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My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now
by Peter Mayle

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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From the moment Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, uprooted their lives in England and crossed the Channel permanently, they never looked back. Here the beloved author of <i>A Year in Provence</i> pays tribute to the most endearing and enduring aspects of his life in France鈥攖he charming and indelible parade of village life, the sheer beauty, the ancient history. He celebrates the caf茅 and lists some of his favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his most memorable meals. A celebration of twenty-five years of Proven莽al living鈥攐f lessons learned and changes observed鈥攚ith his final book Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, marked by his signature warmth, wit, and humor.
Rick Steves Italy 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1242

Publication Date

December 17, 2019

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<b>From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, experience Italy with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves Italy 2020</i> you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to Italy</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture: </b>Walk in Caesar's footsteps through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (<i>calcio</i>, to locals) </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and experience <i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools, </b>like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place </li><li><b>Detailed maps,</b> including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources </b>including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information</b> on Venice, Padua, the Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, the Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Italy 2020</i>.</b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Italy</i>.
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
by Tembi Locke

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 30, 2019

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<b>This Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is 鈥渁 captivating story of love lost and found鈥?(<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>) set in the lush Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hours.</b><br /><br />It was love at first sight when actress Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro鈥檚 traditional Sicilian family did not approve of his marrying a black American woman. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forged on. They built a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships, and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopted at birth. Eventually, they reconciled with Saro鈥檚 family just as he faced a formidable cancer that would consume all their dreams.<br /> <br /><i>From Scratch </i>chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro鈥檚 family, now she finds solace and nourishment鈥攍iterally and spiritually鈥攁t her mother-in-law鈥檚 table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro鈥檚 romance鈥攁n incredible love story that leaps off the pages.<br /> <br />In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death鈥攊n Tembi Locke鈥檚 case, it is both. 鈥淟ocke鈥檚 raw and heartfelt memoir will uplift readers suffering from the loss of their own loved ones鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>), but her story is also about love, finding a home, and chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. <i>From Scratch </i>is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and those who needed a powerful reminder that life is...delicious.
Paris to the Moon
by Adam Gopnik

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

December 18, 2001

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Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk caf茅s, breathtaking fa莽ades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans. <br /><br />In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York City for the urbane glamour of the City of Light. Gopnik is a longtime <i>New Yorker</i> writer, and the magazine has sent its writers to Paris for decades--but his was above all a personal pilgrimage to the place that had for so long been the undisputed capital of everything cultural and beautiful. It was also the opportunity to raise a child who would know what it was to romp in the Luxembourg Gardens, to enjoy a croque monsieur in a Left Bank caf茅--a child (and perhaps a father, too) who would have a grasp of that Parisian sense of style we Americans find so elusive. <br /><br />So, in the grand tradition of the American abroad, Gopnik walked the paths of the Tuileries, enjoyed philosophical discussions at his local bistro, wrote as violet twilight fell on the arrondissements. Of course, as readers of Gopnik's beloved and award-winning "Paris Journals" in <i>The New Yorker</i> know, there was also the matter of raising a child and carrying on with day-to-day, not-so-fabled life. Evenings with French intellectuals preceded middle-of-the-night baby feedings; afternoons were filled with trips to the Mus茅e d'Orsay and pinball games; weekday leftovers were eaten while three-star chefs debated a "culinary crisis."<br /><br />As Gopnik describes in this funny and tender book, the dual processes of navigating a foreign city and becoming a parent are not completely dissimilar journeys--both hold new routines, new languages, a new set of rules by which everyday life is lived. With singular wit and insight, Gopnik weaves the magical with the mundane in a wholly delightful, often hilarious look at what it was to be an American family man in Paris at the end of the twentieth century. "We went to Paris for a sentimental reeducation-I did anyway-even though the sentiments we were instructed in were not the ones we were expecting to learn, which I believe is why they call it an education."
Rick Steves London 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

614

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>From the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye, the city is yours to discover with Rick Steves! Inside <i>Rick Steves London 2020</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring London</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chips</li><li><b>Connect with local culture:</b> Catch a show in Soho, take afternoon tea, or have a pint of English ale with Londoners in a pub </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a Pimm's Cup</li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours </b>of lively neighborhoods and world-class museums like the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert </li><li><b>Day trips </b>to Windsor, Cambridge, and Stonehenge</li><li><b>Detailed neighborhood maps</b> and a<b> fold-out city map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, popular British slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 600 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves London 2020</i>.</b><br />Spending just a few days in the city? Try <i>Rick Steves Pocket London</i>.
The Seine: The River that Made Paris
by Elaine Sciolino

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<p><strong>A vibrant, enchanting tour of the Seine from longtime <em>New York Times</em> foreign correspondent and best-selling author Elaine Sciolino.</strong></p><br /><p>Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In <em>The Seine</em>, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between.</p><br /><p>Sciolino explores the Seine through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river鈥檚 light. She discovers the story of Sequana鈥攖he Gallo-Roman healing goddess who gave the Seine its name鈥攁nd follows the river through Paris, where it determined the city鈥檚 destiny and now snakes through all aspects of daily life. She patrols with river police, rows with a restorer of antique boats, sips champagne at a vineyard along the river, and even dares to go for a swim. She finds the Seine in art, literature, music, and movies from Renoir and <em>Les Mis茅rables</em> to Puccini and <em>La La Land</em>. Along the way, she reveals how the river that created Paris has touched her own life. A powerful afterword tells the dramatic story of how water from the depths of the Seine saved Notre-Dame from destruction during the devastating fire in April 2019.</p><br /><p>A 鈥渟toryteller at heart鈥?(June Sawyers, <em>Chicago Tribune</em>) with a 鈥渟umptuous eye for detail鈥?(Sinclair McKay, <em>Daily Telegraph</em>), Sciolino braids memoir, travelogue, and history through the Seine鈥檚 winding route. <em>The Seine</em> offers a love letter to Paris and the most romantic river in the world, and invites readers to explore its magic for themselves.</p>
Rick Steves France 2020 (Rick Steves Travel Guide)
by , Steve Smith

Language

English

Pages

1246

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b>Wander the lavender fields of Provence, climb the steps of the Eiffel Tower, and bite into a perfect croissant: France is yours to discover with Rick Steves! Inside<i> Rick Steves France 2020</i> you'll find:</b><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to France</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems,</b> from Louvre and the Palace of Versailles to neighborhood caf茅s and delicate macarons</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture:</b> Stroll through open-air markets in Paris, bike through rustic villages, and taste wines in Burgundy and Bordeaux</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax </b>with a glass of <i>vin rouge</i></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools,</b> like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place</li><li><b>Detailed maps, </b>including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages </b>include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information</b> on Paris, Chartres, Normandy, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, The Loire, Dordogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, The French Riviera, Nice, Monaco, The French Alps, Burgundy, Lyon, Alsace, Reims, Verdun, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves France 2020</i>.</b><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of France</i>.
A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse: A Cookboo...
by Mimi Thorisson

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 28, 2014

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<b>With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography, <i>A Kitchen in France</i> transports you to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking.</b><br /><br />"This is real food: delicious, honest recipes that celebrate the beauty of picking what is ripe and in season, and capture the essence of life in rural France."<br />鈥擜lice Waters<br /><br />When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way M茅doc, she did not quite know what was in store for them. She found wonderful ingredients鈥攆rom local farmers and the neighboring woods鈥攁nd, most important, time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family鈥檚 seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse, all photographed by her husband, Oddur. Mimi鈥檚 convivial recipes鈥攕uch as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Cr貓me Fra卯che, C貓pe and Parsley Tartlets, Winter Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Cr貓me Caramel鈥攚ill bring the warmth of rural France into your home.
Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages
by Gaston Dorren

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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Customer Reviews
<b>Six thousand years. Sixty languages. One 鈥渂risk and breezy鈥?whirlwind armchair tour of Europe 鈥渂ulg[ing] with linguistic trivia鈥?(<i>The Wall Street Journal</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> Take a trip of the tongue across the continent in this fascinating, hilarious and highly edifying exploration of the many ways and whys of Euro-speaks鈥攊ts idiosyncrasies, its histories, commonalities, and differences.<br /> 聽<br /> Most European languages are descended from a single ancestor, a language not unlike Sanskrit known as Proto-Indo-European (or PIE for short), but the continent鈥檚 ever-changing borders and cultures have given rise to a linguistic and cultural diversity that is too often forgotten in discussions of Europe as a political entity.聽<i>Lingo</i>聽takes us into today鈥檚 remote mountain villages of Switzerland, where Romansh is still the lingua franca, to formerly Soviet Belarus, a country whose language was Russified by the Bolsheviks, to Sweden, where up until the 1960s polite speaking conventions required that one never use the word 鈥測ou.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淚n this bubbly linguistic endeavor, journalist and polyglot Dorren thoughtfully walks readers through the weird evolution of languages鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>), and not just the usual suspects鈥擣rench, German, Yiddish, irish, and Spanish, Here, too are the esoteric鈥擬anx, Ossetian, Esperanto, Gagauz, and Sami, and that global headache called English. In its sixty bite-sized chapters, Dorret offers quirky and hilarious tidbits of illuminating facts, and also dispels long-held lingual misconceptions (no, Eskimos do <i>not</i> have 100 words for snow). Guaranteed to change the way you think about language, <i>Lingo</i> is a 鈥渓ively and insightful聽.聽.聽. unique, page-turning book鈥?(<i>Minneapolis Star Tribune</i>).
My Journey around Mont Blanc
by Dan Karmi

Language

English

Pages

86

Publication Date

July 07, 2019

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<p><b>My Journey Around Mont Blanc</b> is a story of the fragility of human nature, testing its endurance and overcoming its fears, played out on the stage of one of the most beautiful and popular treks on earth.</p><p>Dan Karmi is a software businessman from Israel who had had virtually no contact with the outdoors, even in childhood. To celebrate his seventieth birthday, at the invitation of a neighbor, he decided to leave his protected office environment and try engaging with nature for the first time. A journey that starts as a normal tourist walk to enjoy the well-known scenery of the Alps turns into a major challenge to overcome the limitations of physical age, loneliness and lack of knowledge of mountain surroundings.</p><h3>This book is a frank account of the author鈥檚 unexpected adventures, as well as his insights into the complexities of human nature and his serendipitous discovery of the beauty and importance of the natural world.<h3>

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