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By Thomas P. Huber

"I have noted luscious wines and succulent fruit and delightful dinners. yet there is not more evocative event of the 2 valleys than the odor of new-mown hay within the fields at nightfall. If somebody have been to shut their eyes, they can no longer inform in the event that they have been in Provence or the North Fork Valley. That candy, earthy smell is a part of the wonderful thing about those places."

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In this poetic own narrative, Thomas P. Huber displays on likely unrelated places-the North Fork Valley in western Colorado and the Coulon River Valley in Provence, France-and unearths a shared panorama and experience of position. What begun as an easy comparability of 2 like locations in far away destinations became a extra advanced, attention-grabbing, and private activity. a lot is similar-the gentle, the valleys, the weather, the agriculture. and masses is much less so-the historical past, the geology, the actual make-up of villages. utilizing a geographer's eye and keenness for the land and folks, Huber examines the areas' similarities and transformations to discover the typical emotional impression of every area. half intimate travelogue and half case examine of geography within the genuine international, An American Provence illuminates the significance experience of position performs in who we are.

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