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Aug.30.2009


Marjorie “Midge” Price, an aspiring artist in her late twenties, leaves the comfort of her Chicago suburb in 1960 to travel alone to France. Once in Paris, dazzled by everything French, she falls in love and marries an exciting French painter named Yves. When Yves buys half of a remote and ancient hamlet in the Breton countryside, Midge finds herself in an unfamiliar world where modern comforts are nonexistent and the lives and customs of the villagers have changed little since the Middle Ages. “A Gift from Brittany” is Price’s own story of the artistic passion that brought her to a new country, and two transformative relationships that would change the course of her life forever.

Marjorie's Latest Blogs

Aug.30.2009 - 9:38 am
A Gift from Brittany, paperback edition.
"A Gift from Brittany," Price's recent memoir, will be presented this fall at several locations in and around the New York City metropolitan area. For more information...
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Aug.06.2009 - 1:28 pm
As a lifelong writer and painter, it seems to me that people involved in the arts have no choice but to be obsessive. How else could we muster the tenacity to persevere with our...
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Jul.16.2009 - 10:00 am
Please visit Commitment Now's Q & A with Marjorie Price. A Gift from Brittany has been selected as the Book-of-the-Month.
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Jun.12.2009 - 9:17 am
A Gift from Brittany
"...When you wake up at five in the morning to continue reading, you know that the book has pulled you in! Written with both passion and restraint, the book resonates with...
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Comments from Marjorie

Oct.30.2009 - 12:27 pm
In response to: ACCIDENTAL ART
Aimée, I wonder if unknowingly we choose as subjects for our writing those moments in our lives that have remained...
Jul.10.2009 - 8:22 am
In response to: Memoir Writing: Telling Your Truth
Thank you for posting this. The topic of truth in a memoir is a complex and interesting one. When I wrote my memoir...

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Published Reviews

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May.12.2009
Published by The Tome Traveller
"[A Gift from Brittany"] is a wonderful, loving tribute to a special woman who was the product of a dying way of life. Even during the years she lived at La Salle, Midge saw...