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A Summer of Good Byes Blue Triangle Press Book 2 Free read Î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ PASSION IN PROVENCE Ben and Lee Alto follow Van Gogh’s 19th century path to Provence hoping to find inspiration for their own lives and give their son Misha some insight into a world completely different OF GOOD BYES resonates with the warmth of France’s southern sun famous artists and violent conflicts It’s a vital romantic story filled with the tensions of love and marriage sexual longing and family loyalty and the struggle to live in the face of impending death and los. ‘The three of us became a family—an American family’Pennsylvania author Fred Misurella is a Fulbright scholar and a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop has lived in New York and Paris and has taught creative writing journalism and Italian American Literature at East Stroudsburg University and makes pilgrimages to Provence Liguria and Tuscany almost every summer His five books embrace important issues and he has written articles and stories for Partisan Review Salmagundi Kansas uarterly Voices in Italian Americana L'Atelier du roman in France The Christian Science Monitor The Village Voice and The New York Times Book Review He is the book review editor for VIA a semi annual journal of Italian American cultureThe poetry of Fred’s creation has never been additive than in this story that embraces art on every level From his opening paragraphs we are submersed in art – ‘“Absolutely” I said though with many many secret doubts My wife Lee was talking about a baby—a photo of a baby The child was big round faced and laughing—or crying—at any rate making what looked like a horrifyingly loud sound “He” she said “is the one Let’s do it now” I’ve often wondered what provokes love or constitutes its image in real life or photos I’m not thinking about beauty ueens or musclemen or pleasing glimpses of naked flesh But certain lines and shades coalesce certain movements rhythms or gestures attract and make somehow unconsciously an impact on the viewer that can change a life Art we used to say in college moves the world I still remember my first genuine aesthetic experience the one that committed me to a life in art both as practitioner and critic It made me fall in love just as my wife fell in love at the moment this story begins During my junior year in high school our French teacher arranged a one week summer visit to Paris and of course that included a tour of the Louvre Our first afternoon there I felt tired and listless partly because of jet lag partly because I had been up late the night before A girl and I had walked along the river holding hands and kissing at several moonlit bridges with the result that next morning we both missed the tour bus from our hotel She had decided to sleep in but I wanted to go to the museum and so armed with directions from the hotel concierge–two or three Metro stops away as I recall–I arrived at the sprawling museum beside the river than an hour late alone and not uite sure where to find our group’ The story is not only about France Provence in particular but it is writing in a fashion that MAKES it French doubtless due to the experiences of the author The synopsis shares the outline of the plot well – ‘Ben and Lee Alto follow Van Gogh’s 19th century path to Provence hoping to find inspiration for their own lives and give their son Misha some insight into a world completely different from their own They find art of course and a world of beautiful landscapes warm temperatures and yes wonderful food But they also find a ghost of their past and it’s not Vincent Van Gogh but a woman Ben once loved and a man Zach a well known jazz musician who teach them some hard lessons about art and life as well as the art of life A SUMMER OF GOOD BYES resonates with the warmth of France’s southern sun famous artists and violent conflicts It’s a vital romantic story filled with the tensions of love and marriage sexual longing and family loyalty and the struggle to live in the face of impending death and loss’This book is a must read for art lovers and a should read for everyone who cares about the sanctity of family Highly recommended

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PASSION IN PROVENCE Ben and Lee Alto follow Van Gogh’s 19th century path to Provence hoping to find inspiration for their own lives and give their son Misha some insight into a world completely different from their own They find art of course and a world of beautiful landsc. Fred Misurella's novel A Summer of Good Byes is a fascinating account of the marital shocks that leas to the growth in Bend and Lee Alto's relationship In the process Ben as a supportive friend to an old lover is able to let go of his sense of loss and come to a feeling of euilibrium The novel's opening chapter is a straightforward account of an American couple's trip deep into Russia to adopt a baby boy It is a journey that is at every moment simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary The sense of traveling with them of being there is uncanny The book is constantly intriguing An added bonus is the author's wise beautiful prose

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A Summer of Good Byes Blue Triangle Press Book 2Apes warm temperatures and yes wonderful food But they also find a ghost of their past and it’s not Vincent Van Gogh but a woman Ben once loved and a man Zach a well known jazz musician who teach them some hard lessons about art and life as well as the art of life A SUMMER. The narrator of this story is an art critic and foster parent with his fair share of life’s challenges including infertility treatment a miscarrying partner and living through the worry and anxiety of the 911 attack The author writes in a tantalising way making us readers have to piece together what is happening He leaves sufficient space in his narrative opting not to spoon feed readers Misurella maintains tension at just the right level making you want to read on and discover He paints a very vivid and detailed picture of the life and experiences of his characters that perfectly contextualises them and provides a rich back story This could easily have been a novel overly filled with pathos and superfluously dramatic but Misurella is a sophisticated writer and story teller who successfully avoids the pitfall of the saccharine and sentimental What he has created here is a mature well rounded novel