June 9, 2013

The Mouse-Proof Kitchen

cover image of The Mouse-Proof Kitchen
Saira Shah

When chef Anna discovers she's pregnant, she dreams of leaving London behind and moving to Provence with her composer husband, Tobias, and their new baby. But life has other plans. The baby, Freya, is born with cerebral palsy. Instead of Provence, they have to settle for a vermin-infested farmhouse in remote Languedoc, France. Despite the charms of the region's lavender fields and the many new friends they make, Anna finds herself increasingly worried by her daughter's frequent hospital stays. Will she be able to keep her family together--and keep her daughter safe? A moving and thought-provoking debut.