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“It was my father who insisted on turning everything into a treat. I remember his showing me how to eat a peach by building a little white mountain of sugar and then dipping the peach into it.”

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source: Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1957), 10.

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“Nothing that year was sweeter than buying villagers we liked a pastis with money we earned working their land. If you can work in Provence, even for a single day, you should do it.”

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source: “Surrendering to Provence,” in A New York Memoir (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2010), 46.

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