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Our fall reading list

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Our fall reading list

L'automne est un deuxième ressort où chaque feuille est une fleur    -- Albert Camus  ("Autumn is a second spring where each leaf is a flower”) September has arrived and with it comes our favorite season!  There is so much to love about autumn:  The harvest cooking.  Hiking in the mountains.  Scenic drives through landscapes exploding with color.  And cool, crisp weather following summer's heat. It is also a great time for settling down with a good book--traveling in the mind's-eye perhaps to remote corners of France—from the comfort of one’s armchair and in the warm glow of one's fireplace.   In the spirit of harvest-sharing, we want to share some fall reading recommendations: Mastering the Art of...

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Book spotlight: Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast

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Book spotlight: Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast

  In 1956, Ernest Hemingway was passing through Paris on his way home after an extended sojourn abroad.  What started out as a sightseeing excursion in Africa with his wife (in 1954) turned into an extended convalescence in Italy after they both sustained serious injuries in two successive plane crashes.  While stopping over in Paris, he was notified by the Ritz hotel that there were two steamer trunks of his that had been in its storage since 1928.  Retrieving the trunks, Hemingway discovered a cache of forgotten manuscripts and notebooks from his early days as an American expat living and...

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