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Chez Moi by Agnès Desarthe
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Jul 19, 08

Read in July, 2008

I liked this book. I especially loved the translator's prose and descriptions of cooking and Miriam's intuitions about food.

I agree with another reviewer, though, that the manifestation of her intense angst was sometimes hard to take and not terribly believable...She seemed like a terrified animal much of the time.

In one of my favorite sections, a quote about Alice in Wonderland's various body size changes really struck a metaphorical chord. "Too small, too big, my life keeps changing proportions and I'm never the right size for what I'm trying to do. I would so like to get ... to the one ... which meant I could slip into the glove of each day without feeling either too exposed or too cramped." Good stuff and SO true sometimes!

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