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French By Heart: An American Family's Adventures in La Belle France

Authors: Ramsey, Rebecca S.
Publisher: Crown
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, TRV010000, TRV009050
ISBN: 9780767927185, Related ISBNs: 076792522X, 0767927184, 9780767925228, 9780767927185
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 320,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Can a family of five from deep in the heart of Dixie find happiness smack dab in the middle of France?

French By Heart is the story of an all-American family pulling up stakes and finding a new home in Clermont-Ferrand, a city four hours south of Paris known more for its smoke-spitting factories and car dealerships than for its location in the Auvergne, the lush heartland of France dotted with crumbling castles and sunflower fields. The Ramseys are not jet-setters; they’re a regular family with big-hearted and rambunctious kids. Quickly their lives go from covered-dish suppers to smoky dinner parties with heated polemics, from being surrounded by Southern hospitality to receiving funny looks if the children play in the yard without shoes.

A charming tale with world-class characters, French By Heart reads like letters from your funniest friend. More than just a slice of life in France, it’s a heartwarming account of a family coming of age and learning what “home sweet home” really means.
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