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Will having smoke repeatedly blown in his face deter a
foreigner from breaking in to French culture?

Paul
Shore's evocative story telling, wry wit, and big heart will
inspire and entertain you, as his persistence earns him acceptance
inside a charming French village!
Shore humorously uses the
mysterious game of Pétanque as a unique point of entry to explore areas
of personal alienation faced as a newcomer in an adopted land full of
heavily fortified culture.
This quirky story is not about
wine, rather the "uncorking" of many of France's most
cherished traditions and Shore's personal awakenings about the
value of slowing down to smell-the-roses.
LAUGH WHILE
BEING TOUCHED as you fondly reminisce about personal
adventures!



WINNER of
the WHISTLER INDEPENDENT BOOK AWARDS for Non-Fiction in 2017.
This
adds to the acclaim received from the NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS,
by being named a FINALIST in their travel category for 2017.

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Praise for Uncorked:

/>"Cross-cultural endeavors never go out of style. Shore will
make readers smile and reminisce over their own youthful sojourns in
faraway lands.
Uncorked is a well written and diverting book
that many readers will treasure."
--Judge's
Commentary, 25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book
Awards

"Shore's use of the game of
Pétanque as a point of entry to address areas of personal alienation is a
great literary and narrative choice.  
This memoir made me laugh;
especially Paul's foil Hubert, who is a star. And its funny and
illuminating stories contain a soul that is touching too!"
/>--J.J. Lee, CBC radio host, author, and Governor General's
Literary Award finalist

 
"Exactly the type
of book I crave...only better!
Shore's writing immediately
feels like you're on a tour with a friend who tells it like it is.
His self-deprecating humor and humility make it no wonder that he found a
way to ingratiate himself into a tight-knit community in the south of
France and enjoy life as a local."
--Sandy Abrams,
entrepreneur, author of
Your Idea, Inc, and Huffington
Post blogger

"Like a wry cross between
Bill Bryson and Dave Bidini
, Paul Shore's funny,
self-deprecating and wholesome recounting of a year spent in Provence
is one part travelogue, one part self-help guide, one part
memoir. Uncorked is just like a good French wine: light,
delicious, and full of flavour."

--Grant Lawrence, CBC
broadcaster and author of
Adventures in Solitude
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"A computer geek in the South of France? What could
go wrong? With remarkable storytelling skill, Shore brings to life a
time and place where community, simplicity and a slower place were
revered --- a younger generation's A Year in
Provence.
"

 --Sarah Bancroft, writer of the blog A
Year in Paris

 
"Shore's
light-hearted story takes you to a place where the simple joys in life
are what matters. 
During my Man in Motion World Tour 30 years ago, I
wish I could have slowed down as Paul did."
--Rick Hansen,
founder and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation

 
"Many
dream of relocating to France at some time in their lives. Like
Peter Mayle (A Year in Provence) before him
, Paul Shore made
the leap and found a cornucopia of delights in his new home."
/>--Stephen Hui, hiking writer and former Georgia
Straight editor

"Paul Shore's nostalgic
musings on the ancient, nuanced sport of pétanque demonstrate
how to, with a dose of persistence, tap into a treasure trove of
cross-cultural respect and understanding
in sunny Provence."

--Jack Christie, writer-broadcaster and author of 52 Best
Day Trips from
Vancouver

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