La gloire de mon père by Marcel Pagnol
La gloire de mon père: My pick for the month of July
Here’s my intro:
“There are novels that will mark you for life. La Gloire de mon père was the first novel I read back when I was a child. Time has passed and I still enjoy this lovely novel just as much. This book is ideal if you want to read your first book in French. La Gloire de mon père is part of the saga of souvenirs d’enfance of Marcel Pagnol. Discover French society at the start of the 20th century and travel with Marcel and his family in Provence, you will hear the song of the cicadas and the Provençal accent.”
This book is the expression of happiness, of the “nice” quarrel between officials and others, the rigor that a teacher inflicts on himself, the discovery of hunting, and family vacations in the hills.