DAVE VORLAND: It Occurs To Me — ‘The Rosendale Suite’

When Dorette and I were in the midst of our three-month retirement “sabbatical” in southern France in 2010, we traveled by train from Marseilles to the town of Aix-en-Provence to visit a friend and former University of North Dakota colleague, Paul Schwartz.

Paul was living and teaching there at the time; one of his students, I think, took the above photo.

I’ve just finished Paul’s new novel “The Rosendale Suite,” and enjoyed it immensely. The plot follows the adventures of a fictional American artist, Richard Rosendale, his wife and friends who live in France during four periods between 1936 and 1985.

My favorite sections cover World War II and the political unrest that swept France in 1968.

Paul’s descriptions of French food and drink are wonderful, too.

I highly recommend the book whether you are an aficionado of all things French as I am, or not. It’s available through Amazon.

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