This is a charming little memoir about the author’s experiences of buying a run-down French house on the island of Belle Isle. It’s exactly the kind of “travel” book I enjoy. From the tales of the Porsche-driving plumber, neighbors who drive over their rose bushes and accidentally giving their toddler an ample supply of hard apple cider (thinking it was non-alcoholic), Wallace’s memoir is amusing and feeds my curiosity about what life on a French island might be like.
3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2014
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