My Sardinian Summer

Original title: La Maison à droite de celle de ma grand-mère

Author: Uras, Michaël

Publication Date:

March 2018



Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Territories Sold

English (World) (Hodder & Stoughton)


Commercial Fiction

My Sardinian Summer

Original title: La Maison à droite de celle de ma grand-mère

Author: Uras, Michaël


A beautiful read, bright and touching. — Librairie Majuscule

A unique and touching slice of life under the light of Sardinia. — L’Eveil de la Haute Loire

In this book, full of good humor, Michaël Uras offers us a moment of tenderness with characters you can get attached to, from the nosy Italian mother to the mischievous grandmother, or the mysterious captain who is a core part of Sardinian youth. A wonderful way to discover this island. — Page de Libraires​

Set in the Pays de Montbéliard, the author invites us to soak in the soul and culture of the people. It’s so much better than almost. — L’Alsace​

A novel full of fervor and good humor. Optimism condensed into a book! — Hebdoscope​

An engaging read. Devoted to color, or rather, colors. The first book is a delicate yet unyielding ode to Sardinia. — Vosges Matin

We rediscover Michaël Uras with pleasure! […] A very successful book. — France Bleu Besançon

It’s entirely exotic! […] It’s a book filled with colors and humor. — Pascal Michotte​, RCF Lorraine Nancy

“Giacomo, come quick. The doctors are quite certain, the end is near.”

That is how our young hero, a mischievous, daydreaming translator, returns to the island of his childhood, where his grandmother’s health is failing. And even though he has a deadline to meet, suddenly the whole of Sardinia is keeping him there: Maria, his mother, who has never fully understood why her beloved son left home; Mario, his taciturn father; overwhelming uncle Gavino; Manuella the village grocer, with whom Giacomo was secretly in love as a child; the pretty dottoresse Alessandra, who is taking care of nonna at the hospital; Fabrizio, his childhood friend with a battered body and a big heart; and, especially, the mysterious Captain, a protective and somewhat enigmatic figure…

From a hidden cove to the picturesque streets lined with brightly coloured houses, between a mouthful of dolci and doctor Ignazio’s magic lozenges, home for Giacomo is an island. Will he be able to leave?

With this new book, Michael Uras declares his love for Sardinia but also writes an ode to life’s small joys and simple pleasures, all wrapped up in a mischievous and lively style. Get ready to be whisked away.

Praise for Take Two Chapters and Call Me in the Morning:

“A real little delight of a read!” — RTBF

“A delicious book that looks joyfully upon books” — Télé 7 jours

Marketing Information

  • English translation available soon
  • Shortlisted for the Marcel Aymé Prize 2018 and the Prix Méditerranée 2018.
  • Over 10,000 copies sold