“Emie des Collines”: a sensory dive into Drôme childhood

“Emie des Collines”: a sensory dive into Drôme childhood
“Emie des Collines”: a sensory dive into Drôme childhood

“Emie des Collines”, by Denise Raimond, invites us to discover or rediscover rural life in the 1960s in Drôme. Through rich anecdotes and descriptions, this autobiographical novel captures the essence of a bygone era.

Denise Raimond, author of the book “Emie des collines”, takes us into her childhood in Drôme in the 1960s. This autobiographical novel, published by 4 chemins, tells the simple and picturesque life of the Drôme countryside, through the eyes of the young Emie. The book is aimed at all generations: the elderly will find memories there, while the young will discover a bygone way of life.

Detailed and evocative life scenes

The book stands out for its rich and sensory descriptions. Denise Raimond makes us feel the “dry, warm smells of the earth“or even the”warmth of the evening bringing up the scent of the earth heated by the sun“. Everyday anecdotes, such as laundry in the river or snacks at the neighbors’ house, are interspersed with carefully chosen poems, reinforcing the bucolic character of the work.

The reader is invited to follow a year in the Drôme countryside, with its traditions, its folklore and even some local recipes.

“Emie des collines, Seasons of a Drôme childhood”, by Denise Raimond, published by 4 Chemins.

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