I finished My Life in France, by Julia Child -- recommended
if you're a foodie or have any interest in the gastronomy
of Gaul, or just plain good writing. Intelligent and exhaustive,
it not only documents a post-war cultural sensibility,
it illustrates just how valuable the presence of a loving
and supportive partner is -- yes, thinking of you, Paul!
(I have to point out that Ms. Child's husband's name
was also Paul....)