A Long Way from Paris, with E. C. Murray
Help us welcome former Bainbridge Islander EC Murray when she talks about her book A Long Way From Paris.
In this searing, authentic memoir, Murray is hired to herd goats on a remote mountain farm in the South of France where she carves out a life for herself without heat, running water, or even a good grasp of French. Far from her younger life as a New England preppie and Oregon hippie, the challenges of farm work daunt her. She befriends an Australian shepherd, reflects on her spirituality, and muses on the man she left behind.
As she grows stronger, Murray faces her self-doubt while maintaining her humor, ekeing fun wherever she can. When tragedy strikes her adopted family, she summons belief in herself and becomes the leader they desperately need.