Posted by: nataliereviewsbooks | January 10, 2017

When in French by Lauren Collins


Lauren Collins, a staff writer at The New Yorker,  moved to London and married Olivier, a Frenchman in her early thirties.  Even with French language lessons, communication can still be challenging with two languages.  “A language carries within it a culture, or cultures: ways of thinking and being.”  We learn how words have different meaning in different languages and a history of words and language.  We also meet Lauren and her journey during those years.

This book was a Christmas gift from my daughter.  How fun it is to immerse yourself into a book that was a gift!


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