The story begins when Ruth loses her suitcase her parents gave her for graduation from Ohio State University. With a major in French, she wanted to perfect her speaking ability before beginning her teaching career. She had arranged a summer job working in Lyon, France. On the way across the English Channel she lost her suitcase before she arrived in Paris. Her job fizzled within two weeks, but Ruth refused to go home. She found a path to Chambon-sur-Lignon in Central France. Through the people she met, she gained maturity and knowledge which affected her personal and professional life forever. (Read more…)
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