All Good Things

All Good Things

From Paris to Tahiti : Life and Longing

Book - 2013
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In this lushly written follow-up to Almost French , Sarah Turnbull explores a new paradise: Tahiti.

Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French , Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with her husband, Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible--starting a family. Then out of the blue an opportunity to embark on another adventure offered a new beginning--and new hope. Leaving behind life in the world's most romantic and beautiful city was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is another paradise on earth: Tahiti.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group (USA), 2013
ISBN: 9781592408689
1592408680
Branch Call Number: 996.211092 Turnb
Characteristics: xi, 324 p

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Brockington
Feb 15, 2017

Chose this book to learn about a part of the world I know little about but was planning a trip to French Polynesia. Enjoyable read although not relevant to my trip.

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ownedbydoxies
Mar 20, 2014

This woman is an excellent writer who understands how to pull a reader into her orbit and tell them a story. I'm only hoping she finds her way to writing more books.

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bluehydrangea
Jan 26, 2014

I wasn't really sure what to expect but found this book to be a moving and thoughtful account of island life in Tahiti + honest about the energy it takes to find artistic fulfillment, and to hope. Sarah Turnbull has a gift for memoir and travelogue and I'd recommend this to anyone.

ChristchurchLib Dec 09, 2013

"Readers who loved Sarah Turnbull's charming Almost French and have been wondering what happened next for her and her French husband now have their answer: they moved to Tahiti! The couple brought with them not only a sense of adventure but also a deep desire for a child, and Turnbull, "a perceptive, evocative guide to other lands and cultures" (Booklist), grapples with many emotions as she swims in a temperature-perfect lagoon each morning, learns about French Polynesia, spends time with both native Tahitians and fellow ex-pats, and gets IVF treatments. Those who liked Turnbull's first book for its witty, honest writing will find here an even more personal look at the author's life." Armchair Travel December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=709938

Barbarajean Dec 08, 2013

I thought this book was wonderful. Reading the lush descriptions of Tahiti in winter gave me a real lift, although the author's experiences indicate that not all is perfect in paradise. It is extremely well written, and her descriptions of deep sea diving makes one wish one had the courage to take up this rewarding hobby.

ser_library Nov 08, 2013

personal angst... boring

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