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Blossoming In Provence

Author : Kristin Espinasse
ISBN : 1467929794
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For American Kristin Espinasse, every encounter with the French—including her own Francophone family—is a chance to learn more than a country's language or etiquette—it is an opportunity for growth.Follow along with Kristin as she meets and overcomes obstacles along the path to French integration: sit on the edge of your seat at her wedding, when her future husband's ex shows up in a slinky dress; buckle your seatbelt as she gets in the car to take the French Drivers exam; share a slice of humble pie with her as her children continue to enlighten her, in their native tongue, about the mystery and meaning of la vie en rose."Espinasse recounts her adventures with honesty and humor, never afraid to have a good laugh at her own expense." —Publishers Weekly
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Invitation To Provence

Author : Elizabeth Adler
ISBN : 9781429901208
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 56.81 MB
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Take a journey with internationally acclaimed bestselling author Elizabeth Adler to one of the most sensuous places on earth--a place where lavender-filled fields meet an azure sky, where rosemary scents the air, and where love and intrigue are just around the corner. Franny Marten's life is unraveling--after arranging to meet her boyfriend, Marcus Marks, for dinner, she finds his wife waiting for her instead. After the initial shock wears off, Franny finds she has more in common with Clare Marks than she could ever have imagined. And, amazingly, the women become fast friends. But even more surprises are in store for Franny Marten: She is unexpectedly offered an all-expenses-paid invitation to a reunion of her estranged family in Provence. And Clare decides to charge the trip to Marcus (for his sins) and come along. Franny knows very little about the French side of her family, but how stressful can meeting long-lost aunts and cousins be after what she and Clare have just gone through? Provence is everything Franny pictured, but nothing at all what she expected. There are dangerous family secrets buried deep in the lovely, lush landscape of Provence, and there's also a person who will go to any lengths to keep Franny from uncovering them. Jake Bronson is an American with ties to the Marten family, and he seems to know more than he's saying. He's the most intriguing and compelling man Franny's ever encountered, but there are treacherous currents surrounding him. And at the center of it all is the matriarch, Rafaella Marten, a woman with secrets going back decades. Her two sons have caused her both heartache and joy, but Franny may ultimately be the key to truly reuniting the Marten family---and putting to rest the shadows, scandals, and the rivalry of a dynasty. Evoking the lush descriptions of everything that is Provence, Elizabeth Adler casts an unforgettable spell as Invitation to Provence transports you to a truly magical place.
Category: Fiction

The Plague Of Provence

Author : Nina Ansley
ISBN : 9781465322807
Genre : Fiction
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A page-turner of colorful intrigue, passion and honor as one mans life interweaves through one of the most interesting times in European history. Compelling, dynamic, action-fi lled story with gorgeous scenes, suspenseful episodes! Certain poignant aspects of the plot-line still haunt me after the read. Pamela Jaye Smith, internationally known story consultant to the Hollywood film industry.
Category: Fiction

O Starry Starry Night

Author : Derek Walcott
ISBN : 9780374712020
Genre : Drama
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Two masterful artists—Gauguin and van Gogh—come alive in a vibrant drama about friendship, art, and madness Two painters—Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh—are living together in the sleepy town of Arles in 1888. Soon, Gauguin, frustrated by van Gogh's refusal to acknowledge his increasingly troubled mind, will depart for Paris. In two years, van Gogh will be dead by his own hand. In the meantime, the friends discuss their craft; they frequent a local café that van Gogh will soon immortalize; they become acquainted with a young prostitute, Lotte, who becomes Gauguin's lover; they argue; they paint. In Derek Walcott's new historical play, O Starry Starry Night, two world-renowned artists come to life as they wrestle both with grand themes—friendship, loyalty, fame—and with more mundane concerns, money primary among them. The scenes Walcott sketches summon several of van Gogh's most famous paintings: Sunflowers, The Night Café, The Bedroom at Arles. His manipulation of language—van Gogh's eloquent monologues giving way to more abstract speeches—evokes the painter's descent into madness. Over the action hangs the threat of violence, of death, which lends the play a potent urgency; for at least one of the characters, time is quickly running out. O Starry Starry Night is powerfully wrought, and demonstrates once again the sharpness of Walcott's eye: as a painter, as a poet, as a writer, and, above all, as an observer of human follies, foibles, failings, and aspirations.
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Van Gogh Letters From Provence

Author : Vincent van Gogh
ISBN : UOM:39015024802533
Genre : Art
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One hundred years after the death of the great artist Vincent van Gogh, this charming volume celebrates his genius and gives rich insights into his life through full-color reproductions of his paintings and excerpts from his letters from Provence. Full-color and black-and-white illustrations. Size C
Category: Art

The Pursuit Of Spiritual Wisdom

Author : Naomi E. Maurer
ISBN : 9780838637494
Genre : Art
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This book explores van Gogh's and Gauguin's concepts of spirituality in life and art, and the ways in which their ideas and the events of their personal lives shaped their creation of repertoires of meaningful symbolic motifs.
Category: Art

Van Gogh S Provence

Author : Vincent van Gogh
ISBN : 185501985X
Genre : Painting, Modern
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Vincent Van Gogh

Author : Vincent van Gogh
ISBN : UCSC:32106009717254
Genre : Painters
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Van Gogh spent the last two years of his life in Provence, where he painted his greatest pictures, and this book tells the artist's own story of his most creative period. It reproduces extensive extracts from his correspondence and is illustrated with his paintings, drawings and facsimile letters.
Category: Painters


Author : Michelin Travel Publications
ISBN : 2060000297
Genre : Travel
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Provence is a land of sunshine and colour, luminous landscapes and a delightful climate. From the great Empire-builders of Antiquity to contemporary tourists, no one remains indifferent to its charms. Roman amphitheatres, open-air markets fragrant with fresh herbs, the azure sea, fields of lavender and more await you. " THE GREEN GUIDE ", the perfect travel companion : a discerning and up-to-date source of information. Practical and comprehensive, it offers suggestions on what to see and what to do, background on history and cultural heritage. Ideal guides for the independent tourist " THE GREEN GUIDE " explores destinations both near and for. Sights are rated - *** " worth a journey " - ** " worth a detour " and * " interesting". Maps and itineraries make planning easy, whether visiting the highlights or venturing off the beaten track. Travel with THE GREEN GUIDE for on exciting and memorable experience.
Category: Travel