France Bookshelf: Some of My Favorite Books About France
Chasing Matisse: A Year in France Living My Dream James Morgan
The Discovery of France Graham Robb
France in Mind (ed. Alice Powers)
French By Heart Rebecca Ramsay
French Spirits: A House, A Village, and a Love Affair in Burgundy Jeffrey Greene
French Toast Harriet Welty Rochefort
French Ways and Their Meaning Edith Wharton
I’ll Never Be French (no matter what I do) Mark Greenside
Renoir, My Father Jean Renoir
The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France (Ina Caro)
The Secret Life of the Seine by Mort Rosenblum
For books that take place in, or are about Paris, see my Paris Bookshelf. And for books about Franco/American cultural differences, and/or for help in understanding the French, my Demystifying the French: A Reading List may be helpful.
I’m open to suggestions for titles to add to this list, so please, shout ‘em out!
Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, writing coach, and teacher of writing and literature based in Silver Spring, Maryland. She teaches literature courses in Paris, Hawaii and Cuba for Queens College, CUNY, and twice a year she offers Writing from the Heart workshops in a beautiful little village in the Champagne region of France. She also teaches culture and literature courses at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington D.C.
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