About the Book
Half-way between "My big fat Greek wedding" and "A year in Provence", this autobiographical novel will give you a priceless insight into French provincial society. Going as far back as the French revolution, two currents flow through it: grace and mischief, united for better and for worse. Rich with humor and emotion, it is a story about resilience, and about the importance of love to overcome challenges and to grow. The characters are colorful, endearing, hilarious at times. Seen through the eyes of a child, and then of a young adult, they remind us that we are all human beings striving to do our best, despite our shortcomings. This novel is about the evolution of consciousness, in a changing world. It will touch your heart, and inspire you to live your life with awareness and joy.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Portrait, 7.75×9.75 in, 20×25 cm
- Publish Date Jun 17, 2008
- Tags travel photos, French provincial society, angel paintings, Good Lord, angels, spirituality, paintings, France, novel, autobiography, nun, war, photography, devil, marriage, humor, love, resilience, awareness, joy.
Born in the French Alps, in Grenoble, Sylvie graduated in Political Sciences and holds a master's degree in English, with highest honors. She was a lecturer in the top preparatory schools for Political Sciences in Paris, and also translated some 25 novels from English into French, as well as a book on the tea ceremony in Japan. While a translator, she could not wait to write her own books. She even went as far as to change a character in a novel, and got told off by the publisher! She loves to travel and is a lover of the arts. She has been a painter and a photographer for many years, and has exhibited her paintings several times, both in Paris and in Toronto. The art and the photographs in her books are all by her. Some of her short stories have been published by GivalPress, both in English and in French, for University language students. She now lives both in Toronto and in Maui, Hawaii.