In this searing, authentic memoir, Elizabeth 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, Elizabeth faces her self-doubt while maintaining her humor, eking fun wherever she can. When tragedy strikes Elizabeth's adopted family, she summons belief in herself and becomes the leader they desperately need.
EC Murray is a writing instructor at Seattle Central College. Author of A Long Way from Paris and Life Kind of Sucks, she is also founder and publisher of The Writers Connection. A Pushcart nominee with a Master’s degree and two writing certificates, she lives on an island in Puget Sound in Washington State with her family and frisky cat. You can find her at www.ecmurray.comand www.writersconnection.org