First French Essais: Venturing into Writing, Marriage, and France (2020)

First French Essais Venturing into Writing Marriage and France Kristin struggled and eventually succeeded in learning French in school but the real lessons begin when she lands in France to start her adult life with a Marseillais From quitting her first stable
  • Title: First French Essais: Venturing into Writing, Marriage, and France
  • Author: Kristin Espinasse
  • ISBN: 9781496139559
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kristin struggled and eventually succeeded in learning French in school, but the real lessons begin when she lands in France, to start her adult life with a Marseillais From quitting her first stable job as a glorified janitor near St Tropez, to dusting off her dream of writing, Kristin pursues la vie en rose only to discover that reality is muddy There are noKristin struggled and eventually succeeded in learning French in school, but the real lessons begin when she lands in France, to start her adult life with a Marseillais From quitting her first stable job as a glorified janitor near St Tropez, to dusting off her dream of writing, Kristin pursues la vie en rose only to discover that reality is muddy There are no clear instructions on how to behave in France.In this book of colorful photos and tender essays, Kristin shows us how she overcomes these cultural tests , always finishing with an A for amour de la vie
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    1. Some of the best posts from Kristin s French Word A Day blog She is a gifted observer, writer, and photographer and this book is absolutely charming In my opinion, Kristin s a rock star.

    2. Sitting down with First French Essais is like making yourself at home with a delightfully open and welcoming friend who happens to like French as much as you do and who enjoys introducing you to her world I have followed Kristin s french word a day.typepad for years and have lived la vie fran aise vicariously through her observations Anything and everything finds its way into her essays, including fun, vocabulary building expressions and a collection of photos that just get better over time I ac [...]

    3. Like a box of chocoloate, each of Kristin s lovely vignettes about la vie Fran aise brings a smile to the face and a little surprise Rich, warm, funny, and full of heart French First Essais is not only an enjoyable read, but it s educational Not only did I learn some new French words, I escaped to the south of France with Kristin as a guide Really, a win win

    4. Wonderful essays designed to lead the reader gently into French life Special vocabulary sections for French learners Lovely photos Attractive and clear layout a well thought out book which should be a favorite for Francophiles for years to come.

    5. Great warmth and engaging storytelling are hallmarks of this latest clever collection Vive la France and Kristin Espinasse s meaningful essays of what it s like to live as an expatriate, writer, mother, and wife in a tiny village in her beloved home From one crivaine to another, can t wait until the next book.

    6. American Kristin Espinasse has compiled 28 pleasant essays about her life in France after she met and married a French man The book grew out of her French Word A Day blog As with each blog post, she includes a few French words and definitions in each chapter, as well as interesting photos Essays touch on quaint customs, colorful observations, small human dramas, family anecdotes Reading this book feels like strolling through gently rolling French countryside, finding a grassy spot for your blue [...]

    7. Ever since my first French class in 7th grade, I have been a lover of all things French I was thrilled to be the winner of an advance read copy of this book, sent by the author in a lovely envelope covered in French postage She also included seeds from her garden It was a wonderful surprise and I shared the book full of great photos and the seeds with the 5th grade students that I teach Even if you aren t a Francophile like me, I highly recommend this book The author shares her day to day journe [...]

    8. As they say in France, this is one bonne bouche I have been a fan of Kristin Espinasse s blog French Word A Day for years and have loved her previous books This new book is a delightful melange of the life she has shared with her readers through the years in words and photos Each vignette is accompanied by charming photos, many artistically composed, and her classic lessons in vocabulary For Francophiles, such as myself, this book is a tasty treat to pick up and relish many times over For reader [...]

    9. This was very familiar as I read her French Word A Day blog Short, sweet, funny, self published I guess She takes lovely photographs which look better online than here reproduced I might read her other books after picking this up in my library Good for her I say.

    10. It was a cute compilation for short vignettes with French words phrases intertwined At the end of the vignette the translation was given It was very cool way to try and remember some French Fast read.

    11. I have read this book twice, both times total enjoyment Plus I bought a second copy for my sister I have also read her two previous books both delightful And yes, of course, I follow her French Word A Day What a way to start the day

    12. The addition of french vocabulary makes this book 4 star If you are a begining french reader this is a book for you You get insight into the life of a expat in a provencial town.

    13. Sweet and lovely vignettes about France, life, and family I appreciate Espinasse s ability to turn a small moment into a haiku of sorts.

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