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A Year in the Merde is a hilarious book about French stereotypes. It pokes fun at both British and French culture. It's a light comedy and an easy read that had me laughing.
It is a book with so many unbelievable coincidences (many of them romantic and sexual) that it truly is a farce. If you've ever found yourself having to deal with a different culture and a different language, you will sympathize with the main character of the book.
This book is really a great escape. And the most wonderful thing is that there are several more by the same author.
Mary Wilmes, Library Assistant at Half Moon Library, has lived in Half Moon Bay since 2000, raising a child, chickens, and home-made bread. She enjoys finding unusual books as well as knitting, learning Spanish, and playing guitar and piano when she is not reading non-fiction (history, science, medicine, autobiography, and fashion) and fiction.