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The author of the book: Richard Goodman
Edition: Algonquin Books
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 375 KB
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Date of issue: February 13th 2012
ISBN: 1565127404
ISBN 13: 9781565127401
Language: English
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A story about dirt--and about sun, water, work, elation, and defeat. And about the sublime pleasure of having a little piece of French land all to oneself to till.
Richard Goodman saw the ad in the paper: "SOUTHERN FRANCE: Stone house in Village near Nimes/Avignon/Uzes. 4 BR, 2 baths, fireplace, books, desk, bikes. Perfect for writing, painting, exploring & experiencing la France profonde. $450 mo. plus utilities." And, with his girlfriend, he left New York City to spend a year in Southern France.
The village was small--no shops, no gas station, no post office, only a cafe and a school. St. Sebastien de Caisson was home to farmers and vintners. Every evening Goodman watched the villagers congregate and longed to be a part of their camaraderie. But they weren't interested in him: he was just another American, come to visit and soon to leave. So Goodman laced up his work boots and ventured out into the vineyards to work among them. He met them first as a hired worker, and then as a farmer of his own small plot of land.
French Dirt is a love story between a man and his garden. It's about plowing, planting, watering, and tending. It's about cabbage, tomatoes, parsley, and eggplant. Most of all, it's about the growing friendship between an American outsider and a close-knit community of French farmers.
"There's a genuine sweetness about the way the cucumbers and tomatoes bridge the divide of nationality."--The New York Times Book Review
"One of the most charming, perceptive and subtle books ever written about the French by an American."--San Francisco Chronicle


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Ebook French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France read Online! Richard Goodman is the author of French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France. He is also the author of A New York Memoir and The Soul of Creative Writing. His book, The Bicycle Diaries: One New Yorker's Journey Through September 11th, with original wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec, was published in 2011. He has written for The New York Times, Harvard Review, Creative Nonfiction, Vanity Fair, The Writer's Chronicle, The Louisville Review, Saveur, Ascent, River Teeth, Chautauqua and the Michigan Quarterly Review. Richard Goodman is an Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of New Orleans.


Reviews of the French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France


KIAN

A book that leaves nothing behind, no feelings, no thoughts.

NOAH

It was a surprisingly interesting book. Very highly recommended.

ALBERT

A wonderful piece

CHARLOTTE

Why do I need to drive a phone number?




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