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. It will touch your heart, and inspire you to live your life with awareness and joy.