Dennis Adams

Biography

Dennis Adams was born into a two-veteran military family and now works amid the Parris Island, Marine Corps Air Station, Naval Hospital and National Cemetery at the Beaufort County, SC, County Library. He has written weekly columns for the local newspapers and now contributes a bilingual article (in English and Spanish) to the monthly La Isla magazine. Dennis has recently completed his first novel, Graywake, a surrealistic impression of the Appalachian side of his family.
The American Letters are the first-hand account of a not-so-innocent abroad, who travels to a French village for an international convention of towns who share the name, “Beaufort.” He quickly learns lessons never taught in the textbooks about customs and attitudes, from hosts who know the true meaning of “hospitalité.” A journey to Paris caps the narrative, with quite different surprises in store. The completely bilingual text in English and French is a useful resource for learners of either language.

Dennis Adams est né dans une famille militaire de deux veterans et travaille à la Bibliothèque de Comté de Beaufort, Caroline du Sud -- au beau milieu de Parris Island, la Station Aérienne du Corps des Marines, l’Hôpital Naval et le Cimitière National. Il a écrit des rubriques hebdomadaires pour les journals du coin et contribue un article bilingue (en anglais et espagnol) à la revue mensuelle La Isla. Dennis vient d’écrire son premier roman, Graywake, une impression surréaliste du côté appalachien de sa famille.

Les letters américaines donnent une première approche aux aventures d’un pas-aussi-innocent à l’étranger, qui voyage à un village français pour assistir à un rassemblement international de villes qui partagent le nom “Beaufort.” Il apprend vite des leçons de culture et d’attitude que n’offrent jamais les manuels, que lui enseignent des hôtes qui savent bien ce qui veut dire “l’hospitalité.” Un voyage à Paris couronne le vouyage, avec d’autres surprises. Le texte, complètement bilingue, sert de ressource utile pour ceux qui apprennent l’anglais ou le français.

Pictured: Dennis (with MilSpeak Books editor Sally Drumm) just after signing with MilSpeak Books.

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The American Letters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,650. Language: French. Published: March 29, 2010 by MilSpeak Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
The American Letters is a first-hand account of travels to a French village for an international convention of towns with the name “Beaufort.” Fresh lessons about customs and attitudes from hosts who know the true meaning of “hospitalité.” Completely bilingual text in English and French. Great resource for learners of either language.

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