Summary: A young interracial couple escapes from Maryland to France in 1894, living first among artists in the vibrant Latin Quarter of Paris, and then beginning a new life as winemakers in the rugged countryside of the Languedoc.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019
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Summary: In 1920, Edward Mason is making a call upon Miss Mary Bayly, the current owner of the Mason family estate, the Retreat. Miss Mary is dying. She plans to give the Retreat to the closest direct descendant of the original immigrant owner that she can find. Edward thinks he can charm Miss Mary, secure the estate, and be back in Baltimore by lunchtime. Instead, over the course of a day, Edward hears...
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012