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Sep 01, 2000
| ISBN 9781101209462
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Sep 01, 2000 | ISBN 9781101209462
In 1950, as many families were establishing lives in suburbia, Mary and Frank Littell decided to uproot their young family from the comfort of their home in the United States and move to France for a year. Now, decades later, their son John S. Littell, who was four years old at the time of their French exploration, brings his mother’s journals to life and tells the story of living in the working-class town of Montpellier from her perspective. French Impressions: The Adventures of an American Family chronicles one family’s adventures abroad, as Mary struggles to maintain a home in a new culture and to cook the local cuisine, while Frank traverses to various bars and nightly reads Great Expectations to his toddlers. These often comedic and heartening familial struggles will at once seem familiar and lost to the times gone by.
A writer and former publishing executive, John S. Littell lives in New York City. His mother, Mary W. Littell, was a successful journalist in the 1950s and 60s, regularly contributing to women’s magazines such as Parents and Woman’s Day. Mary… More about John S. Littell
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