A brilliant romance, quite different from any ordinary story of the French courts. It leaves the reader with a great tenderness for its baffled young glory-seeking hero, the Marquis de Vauvenargues, soldier, courtier, and philosopher.
Having lived in both Romania and the U.S., Maria Elena Sandovici soon discovered that life in a foreign country isn't necessarily easier or better than where you grew up. Her book, Dogs With Bagels revolves a lot around this theme. Today we chat with her about homesickness, using flawed characters and the meaning behind the title of the book.