The Olive Season

The Olive Season : Amour, a New Life, and Olives, Too...!

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CAROL DRINKWATER'S "The Olive Farm told the lyrical tale of her real-life romance with partner Michel and an abandoned Provencal olive farm that they fell in love with and brought--a double love story, recounting with wit, warmth, and alluring detail the couple's attempts to bring their dreams to life. "The Olive Season is Carol Drinkwater's much-anticipated follow-up to "The Olive Farm, and begins with a vivid account of her exotic Polynesian wedding to Michel and the couple's return to the south of France as husband and wife, where they find much hope--and work--to greet them. With a farm consisting of fifty trees producing some of the world's finest olive oil, no longer is the challenge one of restoring the farm but in charting its development and growth. France's rigorous agricultural standards are responsible not only for some of the world's best produce but also for one of its most infuriating bureaucracies. In order to obtain the coveted AOC rating, Carol and Michel are forced to both expand their farm and to negotiate a Byzantine world of forms, officials, and inspections, including the surveying of their land by a water diviner, who, via a power akin to extrasensory perception, can point out the existence of underground water sources on their property. Further complicating matters is the fact that Carol has become pregnant with the couple's first child and has just accepted a demanding acting role. As the harvest season approaches, dramatic events cast shadows over the olive form. With all the warmth and vibrancy of the Mediterranean sun, Carol Drinkwater tells her passionate, moving, and utterly uplifting more

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  • Paperback | 331 pages
  • 152.4 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585675466
  • 9781585675463

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