The Boss Dog

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Macmillan, Dec 1, 1991 - Fiction - 118 pages
7 Reviews
Chronicles an American mother's year abroad with her two daughters in Aix-en-Provence. Part memoir and part fiction, this adventure is presided over by an aloof and proprietary mongrel, the Boss Dog, who frequents the young family's favorite cafe.
  

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Review: Boss Dog: A Story of Provence

User Review  - Candice - Goodreads

MFK Fisher is an amazing writer. Great observations for travel, people and place. She has a sly sense of humor, and a wise heart - she is a pleasure to visit. Read full review

Review: Boss Dog: A Story of Provence

User Review  - Susan Espourteille - Goodreads

My well-thumbed copy of this out of print little gem is one of my prized possessions. I can't begin to estimate how many times I have read it, and each time I enjoy it more than the last. I read this ... Read full review

Contents

The Boss Dog
3
The Time He Sat Down Twice
13
The Time He Coped with the Mob
29
The Time He Made the Front Page
45
The Time He Managed Everything 11
71
The Time He Appeared Indirectly If at All 9 7
97
Afterword
115
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About the author (1991)

Born July 3, 1908, in Albion, Michigan, M.F.K Fisher was raised primarily in Whittier, California, where she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. Encouraged in literary pursuits by her parents, she combined her favorite pastimes-cooking and writing-and began writing about cooking as early as 1929 when she moved to Dijon, France, with her first husband, Alfred Fisher. Fisher was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Dijon. She has written under the names Mary Frances Parrish, Victoria Bern, and Victoria Berne. A prolific author, her work is primarily autobiography and memoir. Her long list of publications includes Dubious Honors (1988) and Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1945, (1993). She also contributed articles to widely known magazines, including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Gourmet. Fisher died of Parkinson's disease on June 22, 1992, in Glen Ellen, California.

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