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A Very French Christmas: tour quotations

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August 8-14

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A Very French Christmas:
The Greatest French Holiday Stories
of All Time

(short story collection)

Release date: October 10, 2017
at New Vessel Press

ISBN: 978-1939931504
142 pages

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SYNOPSIS

A continuation of the very popular Very Christmas Series from New Vessel Press, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth century author Irène Némirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel.
With a holiday spirit conveyed through sparkling Paris streets, opulent feasts, wandering orphans, kindly monks, homesick soldiers, oysters, crayfish, ham, bonbons, flickering desire, and more than a little wine, this collection encapsulates the holiday spirit and proves that the French have mastered Christmas. This is Christmas à la française—delicious, intense and unexpected, proving that nobody does Christmas like the French.

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THE AUTHORS

Alphonse Daudet, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France
Irène Némirovsky, Jean-Philippe Blondel, Dominique Fabre,
Paul Arene, Francois Coppee, Antoine Gustave Droz, Anatole La Braz

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR QUOTATIONS

Books Are Cool

This book very successfully presents us with an excellent selection of festive French literature that I think will please and interest the vast majority of readers.
The Frenchness emerges in various ways in the anthology.
The book makes for an interesting, enjoyable and educational read, will make your Christmas more multi-cultural and will, I hope, tempt you to discover more French writers after sampling the writing in this anthology.

The Fictional 100

A Very French Christmas: The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time is a joy to hold and page through, as it is beautifully produced–not surprising since it comes from New Vessel Press.
I have described so many stories, because they were all so fascinating, just as the book’s subtitle promises. The Christmas themes are treated with a refreshing originality and variety, and I can imagine returning to reread this collection for many Christmases to come.

The French Village Diaries

This selection of Christmas tales was full of beautifully written pieces.
Culturally I learned a lot and was certainly glad to make my acquaintance of some of France’s great writers. I am looking forward to re-reading this book nearer the festive season and now that I’ve dipped my toes into the literature of some of France’s greats, I’m keen to read more.

Words And Peace

Experience Christmas as you have never before, with this unique, very French short story collection.

Readerbuzz

There’s a definite French-ish feel to the stories, and all of them have a little dash of Christmas in them.
Yes, these are good stories. More than that, they are remarkably good stories. So good that I think I’ll go back and read them again.

Reading To Unwind

This is a short story collection like none I have ever read before.
The stories where great with very profound lessons.

Reading for the Stars and Moon

I feel like this is a nice little book that shows the differences in culture and tradition of a French Christmas toward, for me, an American Christmas.
I would definitely recommend this book if you like to read about other cultures.

Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Each story is only about to 5-15 pages long.
They are fun, interesting, heartwarming, inspiring, delightful, magical, compelling, and even sometimes funny.
I loved learning more about French culture during Christmas time.

Locks, Hooks and Books

I liked learning about the way French celebrate Christmas and seeing something other than British or American

 

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Bonjour Kale: tour quotations

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Kristen Beddard

on Tour

July 24-August 4

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Bonjour Kale:
A Memoir of Paris, Love, and Recipes

(a Paris memoir)

 Release date: May 6, 2016
at Sourcebooks

ISBN: 978-1492630043
352 pages

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SYNOPSIS

A memoir of love, life, and recipes from the woman who brought kale to the City of Light.
The story of how one expat woman left her beloved behind when she moved to France-her beloved kale, that is. Unable to find le chou kale anywhere upon moving to the City of Light with her new husband, and despite not really speaking French, Kristen Beddard launched a crusade to single-handedly bring kale to the country of croissants and cheese. Infused with Kristen’s recipes and some from French chefs, big and small (including Michelin star chef Alain Passard) Bonjour Kale is more than just a leafy-green. It is a humorous, heartfelt memoir of how Kristen finds herself in a new home and how she, kale, and France collide.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bonjour Kale - authorKristen Beddard
is the American author of
Bonjour Kale: A Memoir of Paris, Love and Recipes
and a contributing author to We Love Kale.
She is the founder of The Kale Project,
a blog and successful initiative
that reintroduced kale to France
and was featured in The New York Times,
Conde Nast Traveler, Self Magazine and more.
She has a certificate in Culinary Nutrition
from the Natural Gourmet Institute
and is currently working on a new book Roots, Shoots and Stalks
about food waste and cooking with the whole vegetable.
She resides in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Follow her @thekaleproject and at www.thekaleproject.com.
You can also follow Kristen on Facebook and Instagram

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR QUOTATIONS

Library of Clean Reads

If you love memoirs set in France, like stories about the expat life, are a foodie or love to cook, then you will love Bonjour Kale. It’s heartwarming, inspiring, fun to read and it’s a clean read. It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Words And Peace

Fascinating and very honest memoir of a New York expat in Paris, about her courageous mission and dedication to kale, despite obstacles found in a new culture and a difficult language.
One of the most fascinating memoirs I have read for a while! Plus, it’s about France, Paris, and kale. All good reasons to love Bonjour Kale.

Suko’s Notebook

I relish books that include recipes, and I was definitely inspired to cook with kale as a result of reading this memoir.
I loved Bonjour Kale!  It’s a merveilleux memoir, a well-written, intelligent story of success, and I enjoyed reading it very much.

Chocolate & Croissants

Kristen converted me to like kale through a few chapters.
The Kale Project is a fun read that I did not want to put down.  The book has a number of recipes that I am sure you will want to try out.

Reading To Unwind

I loved how the author was able to take her life story about moving to another country and incorporate it into the book it really made the story feel very honest and heartfelt.
I loved hearing the challenges of learning a new language, culture, as well as trying to find a new job all in one book.

Svetlana’s Reads and Views

The author has done an amazing job researching things about kale and introducing it to those who are new to the craze, as well as making it an exciting fish out of water story about a young woman who has moved to France and the daily struggles she experiences while living life there.

 

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