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Review: 114. Tout Sweet by Karen Wheeler...

August 26, 2011
Today's review is for the rare memoir that I say "yes" to, and I did because I'm a closet Francophile... ;)

Title: Tout Sweet: Hanging Up My High Heels for a New Life in France
Author: Karen Wheeler
ISBN-13: 9781402261183
ARC: 311 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2011
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Source: Sourcebooks

drey's thoughts:
Tout Sweet appealed to me because Karen did something I've always dreamed about--picking up and moving to France. Or Italy--I'd move to Italy, too. I can't imagine buying a house on a whim, or having no kitchen floor, but love the idea of everything within walking distance, friends across the way, and learning French. Of course, it's a bit more complicated than that in real life! *grin*

The people Karen meets are a hoot to read about, but I don't know that I'd have had the patience for the drama. What I liked most about Tout Sweet was the day-to-day stuff--chatting with the neighbors, having everybody wonder who the guy she's having dinner with is, taking a walk...

Tout Sweet is c'est si bon! Add it to your summer reading if you like memoirs with a touch of foreign soil and a dash of self-discovery.

drey's rating: Pick it up!

Have you read Tout Sweet? What did you think?


holdenj said...

This looks so good! I had seen a review of it earlier and I'm already on the list at the library. :)
I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but ones like this appeal to me. A few years ago, I read "I'll Never Be French (no matter what I do)" by Mark Greenside. (yes, I had to go back and look up the author.) It was a fun one.

bermudaonion said...

Having lived in France, I have a feeling I could relate to this one.

drey said...

You lived in France? I'm tres jealous!!!

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