Monthly Archives: July 2011

Review: Flight by Sherman Alexie

Flight is a book by Native American author Sherman Alexie, whose writing I was introduced to through the Native American Literature class I took about two years ago at Buffalo State College.  I decided to read Flight for my Native … Continue reading

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Back from Vacation and new fiction book about Arthur Rimbaud

I was gone all last week on a family vacation to Cape May, New Jersey.  I had every intention of doing some blogging while I was there, but ended up not having internet access.  We were paying tons of money … Continue reading

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Happy Bastille Day!

This photo has absolutely nothing to do with Bastille Day, but it does capture the France I so love and adore.  It is La Grosse Horloge et le Vieux Port in La Rochelle, my home for 4 months in 2009 ❤

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50 Best Books for French Majors and Francophiles

How perfect that this lovely list comes to my attention in the middle of the Paris in July event?! I got a very sweet email from one of my blog readers about this wonderful list of books about France.  The … Continue reading

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Review: La traversée by Philippe Labro

La traversée is a beautifully told story by French author Philippe Labro. I read it in French, and it was my first experience reading anything by Labro. I often feel like I shouldn’t praise writing when it’s in French, because … Continue reading

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Review: 13, rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

Here is a quick summary taken from the author’s website.  I know I usually summarize books myself, but I can’t put it into words quite so nicely:“Trevor Stratton is an American professor and translator, newly arrived at a Paris university. … Continue reading

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Review: French Lessons by Ellen Sussman

This review is part of Paris in July 🙂 French Lessons by Ellen Sussman follows three French tutors and their “students” through one day in Paris.  The tutors basically walk around Paris with the Americans assigned to them and teach … Continue reading

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