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.