This summer I’m writing a novel set in Provence so I’ve been dreaming about France. Since I already have a stack of books to inspire me, I thought I’d lengthen my list and join this summer’s 20 Books of Summer event. My books include both fiction and nonfiction set in Provence or elsewhere in France.
Picnic in Provence by Elizabeth Bard
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
Jean de Florette by Marcel Pagnol
Manon of the Spring by Marcel Pagnol
Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher
Ten Trees and a Truffle Dog by Jamie Ivey
The Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands
Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard
L’Appart by David Lebovitz
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Death at the Chateau Bremont by M.L. Longworth
Murder in the Rue Dumas by M.L. Longworth
The Mystery of the Lost Cezanne by M. L. Longworth
Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon
French Coast by Anita Hughes
The Bar on the Seine by Georges Simenon
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Karen Hugg is a writer and gardener living in the Seattle area. She is a certified ornamental horticulturalist and Master Pruner. When not digging in the dirt, she writes. She's been published in various journals, anthologies, websites, and more. Her life is happily hectic but she's lucky to have a patient husband and sweet children. Her pets aren't bad either. To learn more, explore http://www.karenhugg.com.