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This rip-roaringly funny book about seeking a place in an earthy community of peasants and shepherds gives a realistic sense of the hassles and rewards of foreign relocation. Part of its allure stems from the absence of rose-colored glasses, mainly Stewart's refusal to merely coo about the piece of heaven he's found or to portray all residents as angels. Stewart's hilarious and beautifully written passages are deep in their honest perceptions of the place and the sometimes xenophobic natives, whose reception of the newcomers ranges from warm to gruff.
After reading about struggles with dialects, animal husbandry, droughts, flooding, and such local rituals as pig slaughters and the rebuilding of bridges, you may not wish to live Chris Stewart's life. But you can't help but admire him and his wife, Ana, for digging out a niche in these far-flung mountains, for successfully befriending the denizens, and for so eloquently and comically telling the truth. The rich, vibrant, and unromanticized candor of Driving over Lemons makes it a laudable standout in a genre too often typified by laughable naiveté. --Melissa Rossi --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I rarely put a book down for ever before finishing it. This one I did. I just could not get into it. I loved the idea of the book but I found it just boring. Sorry.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved it! Reminded me of my favorite A Year in Provence. Now to read the follow on!Published 2 months ago by Brigid
I really enjoyed this story and just noticed that it is part of a trilogy! I can't wait to read the next two.Published 3 months ago by Jasmine
Driving Over Lemons took me on a humorous journey to a dilapidated farm in rural Spain. I could picture many of the scenes in my mind and I laughed out loud at the unusual... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Linda
Chris Stewart is so charming and so is his book. His knowledge of the Alpujarras can't be beat. And nicely writtenPublished 3 months ago by Marjorie Pollard Robbins