New York Times: "This jaunty novella, a best seller in France and Germany, is a toast to the moment in time."
Date: May 20 2011
Playing hooky from their everyday lives, three thirtyish siblings ditch a stuffy wedding to drop in on their brother, a tour guide at a chateau in the French countryside. They are: a young woman unsure of practicing law just as she is about to take the bar; a newly divorced mother; an adoring father; a young man who can’t get a woman. Being together again is a flashback to their youth. They swim in the stream, drink flat beer at a Gypsy camp on the grounds and sleep in the stables. They’re fully aware that their connection as siblings can’t remain primary. There are new families to be made, different homes to return to. And yet they’re happy for the weekend. This jaunty novella, a best seller in France and Germany, is a toast to the moment in time.