2013 IndieReader Discovery Award Winner for Travel Writing
When an American woman and her British husband decide to buy a two-hundred-year-old cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds, they're hoping for an escape from their London lives. Instead, their decision about whether or not to have a child plays out against a backdrop of village fêtes, rural rambles, and a cast of eccentrics clad in corduroy and tweed.
Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage begins with the simultaneous purchase of a Cotswold cottage and Richardson's ill-advised decision to tell her grandchild-hungry parents that she is going to try to have a baby. As she transitions from urban to rural life, she is forced to confront both her ambivalence about the idea of motherhood and the reality of living with a spouse who sees the world as a glass half-full. Part memoir, part travelogue--and including field guides to narrative-related Cotswold walks--Americashire is a candid, compelling, and humorous tale of marriage, illness, and difficult life decisions.
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Published April 23, 2013
by She Writes Press.
Self Help, Travel, Parenting & Relationships, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting.