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A Garden Wall In Provence

by Carrie Jane Knowles

ISBN: 978-0-9911211-7-5
Publication Date: May 15, 2017

Price: $24.95

Pages: 140


Now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


A Garden Wall in Provence


A Love story about good bread, good neighbors, and the fickle winds of the mistral. (Recipes included).


A chaotic week of mishaps and misunderstandings in Avignon, France. In this light-hearted story of family and love, Madame Reynaud reigns at the helm of her neighborhood. Her daughter Monique, who years ago was maimed by the violent mistral wind, is determined to break free from her mother’s tender, yet stifling care. But Madame Reynaud is quite oblivious to her daughter’s plan—she is preoccupied with planning Monique’s birthday celebration. When Madame Reynaud is tricked into inviting every one of her elderly friends to come to the house on Sunday for the surprise party, she learns that Monique has a surprise of her own. All Madame Reynaud’s problems come crashing down at the annual Fete of the Three Kings, when she finds herself in a compromising situation with the baker, Monsieur Boffard. In the end, the Gypsy Queen from the laundry sets the situation straight, for she sees the future and tells Madame Reynaud what she must do—the solution she really knew all along.


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A Garden Wall In Provence

  • The 2014 Piedmont Laureate in Short Fiction, Carrie Knowles has published widely in both fiction and non-fiction and has won a number of prestigious writing awards, including: Midland Authors Poetry Award, the American Heart Association Heart and Torch Award for Creative Journalism, and Glimmer Train’s Very-Short Fiction Contest. Her first novel, Lillian’s Garden, was selected a summer “must read” by the North Carolina Arts Council/NC Culture Blogger. Her second novel, Ashoan’s Rug, was named one of the top books of 2014 by Salisbury Press. Her non-fiction book, The Last Childhood: A Family Story of Alzheimer’s, Three Rivers Press 2000, has been noted as one of the top 100 books written about Alzheimer’s. Carrie was born in Detroit. She and her husband, Jeff Leiter, moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1978. They have three children. For more information about Carrie and her work, please visit her website at: