From Kirkus Reviews
“Potential sleeper hit” [The author] “balances out the narrative with three chapters that give a sociological overview of the Silent Generation [which] provide interesting cultural references (wool bathing suits, the publication of the Kinsey Report, Levittown) and insights into a generation that is often overshadowed or misunderstood.” “A young woman’s search for purpose and identity takes her from her stifling, humdrum home in 1950s Cleveland to exhilarating Paris, where anything seems possible.” “Barbara Glass… slowly transforms from a country-bumpkin tourist to full-fledged Francophile. Through Barbara’s increasingly enlightened and sophisticated eyes, readers will want to come along for the ride…” “…the descriptions of smells, sounds and sights teem with such life and verve…”
About the Author
After graduating from Heights High in 1952, Hermine Fuerst attended what was then Flora Stone Mather College at Case Western Reserve University, receiving a BA in French Literature in 1956. A stint in New York as a production assistant at NBC Television gave her the necessary funds to achieve her dream, and she arrived in France in late 1957. Once there, a tip from a friend landed her what was supposed to be a temporary job as secretary to Alain Bernheim, a Franco-American literary agent. She ended up working with Bernheim for thirteen years, following which she became head of the literary department of the William Morris Agency in Paris. Her career as an agent was followed by marriage and a family, punctuated by numerous writing assignments. Besides magazine articles and an opera libretto, she wrote the English adaptation of dozens of French film scripts. She is a member of the French Authors Guild (SACD) and co-author of a series of language courses. Currently she divides her time between her two residences, one in Southern California and the other in the French countryside.