So being my rather curious self I said, "Self, I feel like reading this parenting book." To clarify it's not really a parenting book. It is not filled with how to's or do not's, it is an American mother talking about her experiences as she raises her children in Paris because she notices that people in Paris raise their children differently.
Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman was good book and really makes you think about different cultures and ways of life. For more great references on different cultures and babies please watch the documentary called: Babies.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson is now that I think about it more, also about different cultures. The heart of the story lies with Major Pettigrew as he finds himself becoming friends with the local shopkeeper in his small town. As their relationship grows he finds himself being drawn more and more towards her while finding the opinions of those around him to be not as friendly because she is a shopkeeper and a foreigner.
This book is so cute! I know that seems ridiculous to say but it is! It is also very thoughtful but it just makes you want love to win the day! It is a book worthy reading, smiling over, and cheering for.
The Wakeful Dreamer