It's taken raising a fashion conscious, clothes loving, and sometimes makeup obsessed pre-teen to show me what many women already know and appreciate in their lives: personal appearance can provide the canvas for a wellspring of creative expression.
I've probably read less than a handful of murder mysteries but I am loving this book. Fascinating setting and plot, engaging Québec storyline, well written characters and laugh out loud dialogue. 5 stars.
Understanding Quebec, its history, culture and people is an important part of making this province my home. I am thoroughly enjoying Grescoe's "unsentimental journey through Quebec" and have gained helpful insights.
A perfect fall read. Poignant, melancholy, yet bright with beauty and love. A memoir about growing up during a Maine mill town's golden years, specifically the early 60s. Heartwarming and deeply engaging as both an historical and personal account.