Don Wallace - The French House

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
When life gives you lemons, make citron pressé

When Francophiles Don and Mindy Wallace received an offer for a house on a tiny French island, they jumped at the chance, buying it almost sight unseen. What they found when they arrived was a building in ruin, and it wasn't long before their lives resembled it. Plagued by emergency repairs, a stock market crash, and very exasperated French neighbors, the Wallace's could have accepted their fate. Instead, they embraced it. The French House ($14.99) is the delightfully amusing and picturesque memoir about a family who seized life, rose from the rubble, and built themselves a home away from home.

Don Wallace has been a writer and editor for 25 years and is the film editor for Honolulu Weekly. He has held senior positions at Yachting, SELF, and Golf Digest Woman, with articles appearing in the New York Times, Fast Company, Redbook, and others.
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ISBN: 9781402293313
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Published: Sourcebooks - June 1st, 2014

"On a tiny French island, a couple of American dreamers redefine their lives by restoring a ruin...The French House moves to a soulful, very funny rhythm all its own."-Meryl Streep

Don and Mindy Wallace have always been Francophiles, so when they had the opportunity to buy a home on a small French island off the coast of Brittany, they jumped-sight unseen-into a crumbling mess that challenged t