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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Books Read During August

I started many books in August, as usual. I didn't actually finish many, though!




Chez Moi by Agnes DesartheI enjoyed this quintessentially French novel about charmingly disorganized Myriam who transforms her life by opening a restaurant in Paris. Myriam has led a tough life. Divorced from her cold husband and estranged from her beloved son, she concentrates entirely on her restaurant. She has no time to do anything but sleep and cook at first. Soon her wonderful food attracts customers and helpers. She eventually becomes part of the community but it is a hard journey...

Like most French novels, this is very philosophical and somewhat circular. It's worth reading, however, especially if you want to try out the recipes!

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