Lettres de Mon Moulin by Alphonse Daudet (Letters from My Windmill) is a book I had bought for myself a long time ago, when I was a dreamy high school senior in Romania, hoping to become a French and English student at the University of Bucharest. We are talking 1992, folks.
It sat in my parents’ home for decades until 2016 when I brought it to my home in the States. What a journey!
So, of course, I had to include it in my list of books to read this year. You may have already seen a trend here: I am mostly finishing up books started over the years which I never finished. It happens to the best of us.
Alphonse Daudet bought himself a windmill in the South of France and, by living there, met a lot of individuals and beautiful, sad, happy, silly, or frustrating situations. He put them all in a collection of short stories and the Parisian crowd, especially children, loved them.
Above, I gave links to both the French and the English editions on Amazon.