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Product Details

  • Series: Life Between the Tides Trilogy
  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461069564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461069560
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,006,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

French-born Patric Juillet is the author of The Patric Juillet Cookbook, a number of eBooks on food and ecology, and blogs on Daily Kos. Juillet currently lives in the west of Ireland with his partner, Barbara, and their three daughters, and is busy writing the next two volumes of this trilogy.

More About the Author

French-born Patric Juillet is the author of "Memoirs of a Sardine Lover" trilogy, The Patric Juillet Cookbook, a number of eBooks on food and ecology, and occasionally blogs on his Daily Kos. His website is patricjuillet.com where all the good stuff (recipes) is stored.

Juillet currently lives in the west of Ireland with his partner, Barbara, and their three daughters, and is busy writing the next two volumes of this trilogy.

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The author's talent for descriptive phrasing is amazing.
VF
Remarkably deep and romantically inclined, Fanfan moves through his unusual life with delightful humor and insight.
Brian
It is suitable for all ages, anyone over 8 would enjoy this book.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ria Duke on June 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
Memoirs of a Sardine Lover is a classic coming of age story of the precocious twelve year old Fanfan Renaud... and yet it is so very much more. Mr Juillet tells of a time in the not too distant past when boys had fabulous outdoor adventures daily... sometimes hourly! And Fanfan has the perfect place for these wonderful adventures - the coast of Provence where he has been uncerimoniously left with his Aunt who runs a seasonal hotel. His faithful protector Youki, the bulldog, stays by his side as he goes on these escapades. His friends join him in building boats, climbing mountains & dancing with gypsies; employees and vendors of the hotel give him assistance and the townspeople look on with amusement. Through it all Fanfan longs for a real home, with both mother and father, and he plots to get exactly what he wants- to be adopted by the famous Opera singing duo who visit the hotel each summer.

Mr. Juillet interweaves this story with Fanfan's inner tumultuous and often humorous, thoughts. The reality of village life, the inner workings of a seasonal hotel, the hopes, fears and desires of the boy and his otherworldly dreams of the Gods are deftly braided into a brilliant tale that is quite hard to put down.

This is a story of overcoming childhood problems and growing up, of mistakes made and lessons learned, of deep abiding friendships and fabulous food, of love.... and loss.
In short it is a delightfully well told story of Life, one that readers of any age will enjoy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
A small fishing village in the south of France, circa 1963: Once upon a time there was this precocious kid who, having been abandoned by both his mother and father and hastily parked at a young age at his aunt's seasonal hotel, plots to have himself (and his faithful bulldog, Youki) adopted by Hugo and Nina, an immensely talented and well known opera singers. If you like food, lunacy and life in Provence as it once was, then it's for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Danielle C. on June 24, 2011
Format: Paperback
Fanfan Renaud is a (nearly) 13-year-old dreamer, schemer and one of the most singularly unique fictional characters I've had the immense pleasure to "meet". This is a coming-of-age story like no other, because Fanfan is a character like no other. The author paints an evocative portrait of an innocent, by-gone era at a seasonal Provence hotel - and the plot is suitably outrageous to keep you turning the pages. But as lovely as Patric Juillet's prose is, as excellent the plot, it is the wild imagination, thoughts, trials and tribulations of this young boy that make this such a special book. At times laugh-out-loud funny, at others deeply poignant, this was a delight from beginning to end. Very, very highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VF on June 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
Patric Juillet creates a world that carries the reader up and away into the mind of a character who is unforgettable. The places, people, and scenes fleshing out this book leave the reader wanting more by the last page. The author's talent for descriptive phrasing is amazing. I felt as if I was right there. An absolute must read for anyone who enjoys the type of book that is impossible to put down. Bring this book along for a day at the beach and take plenty of sunscreen, because once you start you will not put it down! I am eagerly looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By tolu94 on August 2, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I already bought the paper back vesion of this book in May. I recently bought a kindle and this was one of the first books I decided to buy. Obviously the story is the same but its much more exciting to read on screen. Idon't often buy books, I just read whats in my local library, however this book was recommended by a friend so I was interested in taking a look at it. I have becmoe more active in my reading since reading this book and I am actively looking for new books to read. Can't wait to read more from this author. A story that I would definitely recommend.
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