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A Place in Normandy

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In 1920, Nicholas Kilmer's grandfather Frederick Frieseke, one of the preeminent American impressionists, purchased a farmhouse in Mesnil, a Norman town almost completely (to quote a local taxi driver) sunken away dans la nature. Until his death in 1939 he lived and painted there in the company of his wife and daughter.
 
Long after the war that devastated Normandy, when Kilmer's grandmother's body was carried back from America to be buried alongside her husband in Mesnil, the family realized that they still owned the remnants of a large old Norman house standing amid many acres of orchard, woodland, and pasture. A Place in Normandy is a chronicle of renewed love and restoration, "subtly catching the rhythms of life and the flavor of an American family at ease in another culture" (Publishers Weekly).

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Praise for A Place in Normandy

"A comfortable book of considerable charm."-Los Angeles Times

"if one cannot cross that threshhold oneself, this book is undoubtedly the next best thing to a room with a view and a glass of calvados."-Smithsonian

"A Place in Normandy will quickly assume a place in the reader's heart."-Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Nicholas Kilmer is the author of Harmony in Flesh and Black, Man with a Squirrel, and O Sacred Head, the first three installments in the Fred Taylor mystery series, which take place in Boston's art world. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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A Place in Normandy

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