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Peaches for Monsieur le Curé (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Joanne Harris

Series: Chocolat (3)

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Title:Peaches for Monsieur le Curé
Authors:Joanne Harris
Info:Doubleday UK (2012), Hardcover, 400 pages
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Tags:magical realism, popular fiction

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Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris (2012)



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It was good to catch up with familiar characters. There's a kind of homeyness in it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
It was good to catch up with familiar characters. There's a kind of homeyness in it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
It was good to catch up with familiar characters. There's a kind of homeyness in it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
It was good to catch up with familiar characters. There's a kind of homeyness in it. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
I picked this up to read strictly based on my love of the book Chocolat. There have been others by the author that I have picked up for the same reason, and liked with mixed results. This story features many of the same characters from Chocolat, with many of the same delicious flavors and overtones, but little of the magic that grabbed me in the original (published in 1999). It was a good enough story, but hasn't touched the memory that is still strong in my heart after 16 years, several re-reads and a wonderful screen adaptation.

True, Harris has managed to create (and maintain) some remarkable characters, and touch on some very key elements of human nature, both good and bad. But I wanted magic, too. ( )
  bookczuk | Jul 3, 2015 |
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To my father, Bob Short, who would never let good fruit go to waste.
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Someone once told me that, in France alone, a quarter of a million letters are delivered every year to the dead.
Scrying with chocolate is an uncertain business, closer to dreams than to truth, more likely to throw up fantasies than anything that I can use. It flutters like dark confetti, each piece an ephemeral fragment, gleaming for a second and then going out like a blown spark.
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British title: Peaches for Monsieur le Curé (May 2012); US title: Peaches For Father Francis (October 2012);
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The bestselling author of Chocolat and The Girl with No Shadow returns to Lansquenet in this enchanting new novel, Peaches for Father Francis (in the UK called Peaches for Monsieur le Curé)

When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the beautiful French village in which eight years ago she opened a chocolate shop and first learned the meaning of home.

But returning to one’s past can be a dangerous pursuit. Vianne, with her daughters, Anouk and Rosette, finds Lansquenet changed in unexpected ways: women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea—and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret. Most surprising of all, her old nemesis, Father Francis Reynaud, desperately needs her help.

Can Vianne work her magic once again?

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Vianne Rochet returns to the French village of Lansquenet with her daughters, Anouk and Rosette, before allying herself with a desperate Father Frances Reynaud to reverse disturbing local changes.

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