Essay Topic 1
The Mayles, an English couple, buy a house with property in Provence with the plan to renovate it and spend a year there.
Part 1) Describe the house in as much detail as possible. Is is large? Is is wood, stone? Do you think the Mayles made a good choice by buying this house? Why?
Part 2) Describe the property. Are there any special features to the property?
Part 3) How do the house and property play a role in helping the Mayles establish relationships with different people in Provence?
Essay Topic 2
Early in the book the Mayles experience the Mistral.
Part 1) What is the Mistral? Where does it come from? Why is it important in the book? It appears twice in the book. Write a short description of the two different appearances of the Mistral.
Part 2) What are some of the effects on people and animals attributed to...
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