December (SECOND DATE) - World Book #12 - A Year in Provence, by Peter Mayle

Rounding out the first year of our trip around the world, I thought we'd stop in the sunny region of Provence, France, to give us something to dream about during the New Jersey winter.

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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.

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  • Gina

    I'm sorry; now my schedule prevents coming tonight. I'm really hoping to start coming again in 2014. Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Deepa

    My sincere apologies for this last minute change. I have just learned of a personal emergency that is requiring me to be in Chicago on Monday through Wednesday of this week. Because of that, I will unfortunately not be able to attend this month's Meetup. I notice that many of the regulars are scheduled to be in attendance, and so I am confident that the Meetup will run smoothly even without me there to "moderate". I have called TGI Friday's and a table should be ready for you. I wish all of you a wonderful discussion, a safe and happy holiday season, and look forward to many more book discussions in the new year.
    Thanks for your understanding,
    Deepa

    December 8, 2013

    • Michelle

      Enjoy your holiday season and see you next year!

      December 11, 2013

  • Nicky w.

    I am very sorry that I will not be able to attend tonight. I have been away on business for a week arriving home at 2am this morning to find a number of things needing my attention this evening after work. I wish you all a wonderful holiday break and look forward to the New Year

    December 11, 2013

  • Carmen P.

    I moved from London 4 years ago where one of the several groups I left was a great book club. I'm still living between Princeton and my former hometown and will delighted to join yours. Sadly I'll be here in London till the 14th of December. Look forward to make the next one which I believe is The Leopard.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Laurie Hermann S.

    Just want to say that I will be moving to NJ from NY later this year and leaving a book group that I love. Looking forward to joining, laurie

    3 · December 3, 2013

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