I fantasize about it sometimes, and I bet you do, too. Moving-and-starting-over. A brand new life. A redo, if you will.
It's a genre I call Moving-and-Starting-Over books. I've read and tagged fifty-five books at Goodreads as such.
Now I'm not talking about people who take a trip for a couple of weeks or months or even a year or two. Nor am I talking about people who have to move somewhere for a couple of years, knowing they will eventually be returning home. No, I'm talking about really Moving and Starting Over. Selling your home. Moving off to a place where you know no one. Buying a house and starting completely over.
Here are some of my favorites:
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia by Chris Stewart
The Olive Farm: Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France by Carol Drinkwater
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Spanish Lessons: Beginning a New Life in Spain by Derek Lambert
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road by Margaret Roach
Gringos in Paradise: An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico by Barry Golson
Still Life With Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea by Catherine Goldhammer
Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse by Michael Korda
Have you read any of these? Do you ever think about moving and starting a new life? Have you read any moving-and-starting-over books I have left out?