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ISBN13: 9781592400829
ISBN10: 1592400825
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A delightful, fresh twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes us on a tour that is fraught with culture clashes but rife with deadpan humor.

Sarah Turnbul‛s stint in Paris was only supposed to last a week. Chance had brought Sarah and Frédéric together in Bucharest, and on impulse she decides to take him up on his offer to visit him in the worl‛s most romantic city. Sacrificing Vegemite for vichyssoise, the feisty journalist does her best to fit in, although her conversation, her laugh, and even her wardrobe advertise her foreign status.

But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from life in a bustling quartier and surviving Parisian dinner parties to covering haute couture fashion shows and discovering the paradoxes of French culture, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: maddening, mysterious, and charged with that French specialty—seduction.

“…a love song to Paris and France, yes, but a love song in a minor key…Sarah Turnbull seems to have gotten a lot closer to the real thing than most of us who will always be on the outside looking in..”

--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

“…jewels of insight—and the book shines with them—make Almost French a worthy read. Turnbul‛s story will entertain, and edify, both armchair travelers and those of us nutty enough to try living here”

--Joe Ray, The Boston Globe

“Turnbul‛s memoir is a charming, insightful meditation”

--USA Today

“…full of honest ups and downs…its explorations of the“cultural quicksan” Turnbull gradually adapts to are fascinating. I hope to visit Paris one day, and am grateful to learn so many ways to avoid being an ugly American”

--Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer

“Yo‛ll love this true story of a woman who left her life behind for a sexy foreigner”

--Cosmopolitan

“Anyone who finds herself in a situation like Turnbul‛s…will be luckier; sh‛ll have Turnbul‛s warm, clear prose to soothe frayed nerves”

–Newsday

Review:

"[A]n engaging, endearing view of the people and places of France." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"In an unpretentious manner, the strong yet empathetic Turnbull relates the transition from her Australian home to a new life with her French fiance, adding a good twist of dry, self-deprecating humor." Library Journal

Review:

"An engaging story of a sometimes rocky but ultimately affectionate relationship with another culture." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

In this lushly written follow-up to Almost French, Sarah Turnbull explores a new paradise: Tahiti.

Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with her husband, Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible—starting a family. Then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offered a new beginning—and new hope. Leaving behind life in the worlds most romantic and beautiful city was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is another paradise on earth: Tahiti.

Synopsis:

In this lushly written follow-up to Almost French, Sarah Turnbull explores a new paradise: Tahiti.

Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with her husband, Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible—starting a family. Then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offered a new beginning—and new hope. Leaving behind life in the worlds most romantic and beautiful city was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is another paradise on earth: Tahiti.

About the Author

Journalist Sarah Turnbull moved to France from Sydney in the mid 1990s. Her articles appear regularly in a variety of magazines, such as Marie Claire, for which she is a contributing editor. She lives in Paris with her husband, Frédéric.

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I absolutely adored this book. A must-read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592400829
Author:
Turnbull, Sarah
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Author:
Mah, Ann
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Gotham Books - English 9781592400829 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[A]n engaging, endearing view of the people and places of France." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "In an unpretentious manner, the strong yet empathetic Turnbull relates the transition from her Australian home to a new life with her French fiance, adding a good twist of dry, self-deprecating humor."
"Review" by , "An engaging story of a sometimes rocky but ultimately affectionate relationship with another culture."
"Synopsis" by ,

In this lushly written follow-up to Almost French, Sarah Turnbull explores a new paradise: Tahiti.

Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with her husband, Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible—starting a family. Then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offered a new beginning—and new hope. Leaving behind life in the worlds most romantic and beautiful city was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is another paradise on earth: Tahiti.

"Synopsis" by ,

In this lushly written follow-up to Almost French, Sarah Turnbull explores a new paradise: Tahiti.

Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with her husband, Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible—starting a family. Then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offered a new beginning—and new hope. Leaving behind life in the worlds most romantic and beautiful city was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is another paradise on earth: Tahiti.

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