Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Last night i finished reading MME PROUST AND THE KOSHER KITCHEN by Kate Taylor. It was absolutely fascinating. Without giving it away i can say that it contains three intertwined stories. The first is the proported journal of Marcel Proust's mother in which you get a glimpse into the high society life of Proust and his cronnies. The second thread revolves around a young jewish girl whose parents had the foresight to send her to Canada before the German invasion of Paris (where they lived) in WWII. The third thread is about the french Canadian woman translating Mme Proust's journals. That may not be the most gripping description ever, but still i do recommend it very highly. It just came out in paperback and would make a wonderful Christmas present.


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