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

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"One of the most charming, perceptive and subtle books ever written about the French by an American."--San Francisco Chronicle

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A few years back, escaping the sound and fury of New York, Richard Goodman moved to a small southern French farming town he calls by the alias St. Sebastian de Caisson, everything about which "suggests the uneventful, and the eternal." There Goodman found a tiny plot of streamside land and set about raising a copious vegetable garden, about as uneventful an event as a seasoned New Yorker is likely to experience. He writes lovingly of tilling the soil and watching his lettuce, tomatoes, and leeks spring from the ground, but at heart his book is about the generous people he met during his stay and what they have to say about life on the land. Armchair travelers, gardeners, and small-scale farmers alike will enjoy his charming memoir.

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Richard Goodman has written on a variety of subjects for many national publications, including the New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Commonweal, Vanity Fair, Garden Design, Grand Tour, The Writer’s Chronicle, salon.com, Saveur, Ascent and the Michigan Quarterly Review. He created, wrote and narrated a six-part series about New York City for Public Radio in Virginia. He has also written the introduction for Travelers’ Tales Provence.

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