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Publisher's Summary

After more than twenty years living internationally-sixteen addresses, eight countries and five different languages - writer Melissa Bradford shares a fantastic journey of motherhood that will inspire any family.
Follow this family of six on their passage-extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreakingly poignant-from Bright Lights (of New York City) to the Northern Lights (of Norway) to the City of Light (Paris) to the speed-of-light of the Autobahn (in Munich). Continue deep into the tropics of Southeast Asia (Singapore) and end your voyage in the heights of the Swiss Alps (Geneva).
As varied as the topography - the craggy fjords, the meandering Seine, the black forests, the muggy tropics, the soaring Alps - this multicultural tale traverses everything from giving birth in a chateau in Versailles to living on an island in a fjord. From singing jazz on national Norwegian T.V. to judging an Indonesian beauty contest. From navigating the labyrinth of French bureaucracy and the traffic patterns of Singapore to sitting around a big pine table where the whole family learns languages, cultures, cuisines-where they, in short, learn to love this complex and diverse world and, most importantly, each other.
©2013 Melissa Dalton-Bradford (P)2013 Melissa Dalton-Bradford
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne McDonald on 07-16-18

A delightful and moving tale of depth

The best book I’ve read in years! The rich story of Melissa’s family and travels are not only entertaining but eye opening. Her willingness to share the tender details of losing her son made weep and come to a greater understanding of loss and grief. I don’t think any other book has make me smile more or feel more. I would recommend this book to anymore.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Claire on 02-06-16

Honest, beautiful writing

The writer draws readers not into HER world, but ours. In sharing her family's story, she allows readers into a very personal look at dealing wirh universal experiences.

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