Chez Moi

By Agnes Desarthe; Adriana Hunter (Translator)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143113232, 257pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

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Description
At forty-three, Myriam has been a wife, mother, and lover--but never a restauranteur. When she opens Chez Moi in a quiet neighborhood in Paris, she has no idea how to run a business, but armed only with her love of cooking, she is determined to try. Barely able to pay the rent, Myriam secretly sleeps in the dining room and bathes in the kitchen sink, while struggling to come to terms with the painful memories of her past. But soon enough her delectable cuisine brings her many neighbors to Chez Moi, and Myriam finds that she may get a second chance at life and love. Redolent with the sights, smells, and tastes of Paris, "Chez Moi" is a charming story that will appeal to the many readers who fell in love with Joanne Harris's "Chocolat" and Laura Esquivel's "Like Water for Chocolate.



About the Author
Agnes Desarthe est ecrivain et traductrice. Elle est, entre autres, l'auteur d' "Un secret sans importance" (1996, Prix du livre Inter), "Mangez-moi", "Le Remplacant", "Dans la nuit brune" (2010, Prix Renaudot des lyceens) et "Une partie de chasse", tous parus a L'Olivier.

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Canadian author Adriana Hunter writes contemporary and paranormal romance stories that feature irresistibly powerful alpha heroes and beautifully curvy heroines. Connect with Adriana on her website at http: //www.AdrianaHunter.com and subscribe to her official newsletter at http: //www.SpicyTales.com


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  1. Myriam says she cooks "with and out of love" (p. 3), yet is unable to feel love for her son. Is it possible to stop loving your child? What circumstances do you believe would cause something like that to happen?

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