A Broad in Swabia: Memoir from the Black Forest

A Broad in Swabia: Memoir from the Black Forest

by Marcy Jarvis




What is it like to uproot your young American family and transplant them into the deepest, darkest part of Germany--The Black Forest--a place that boasts of healing "air cures" amidst billowing cigarette smoke, where shepherds still keep watch over their flocks by night and where people say "Greet God!" when you meet them on the street?

What happens when your four-year-old's command of the language exceeds your own, when obtaining your driver's license requires a course in Automotive Engineering, or when you commit the dire faux pas of coming dressed as a witch to your town's traditional pre-Lenten blowout?

Come along as A Broad in Swabia butts heads with Billy Goat men and sidewalk sweeping Hausfraus, enrolls in the Language School of the Dubbed Soap Opera in lieu of Berlitz, and lives out her own grim fairy tale--all set against the backdrop of a 900-year-old medieval village.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595295494
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/21/2003
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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