The bestselling author of Chocolat and The Girl with No Shadow returns to Lansquenet in this enchanting new novel
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.
Joanne Harris studied modern and medieval languages at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and was a teacher for fifteen years before turning to writing full-time. Her books, which include Chocolat, Five Quarters of the Orange, and Gentlemen and Players, have been published… More about Joanne Harris
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Published by Penguin Audio Oct 02, 2012| 810 Minutes| ISBN 9781101593608
“The puzzle explodes with incandescent intensity.” —Kirkus Review
“Harris’s skill at vibrantly depicting the charm and eccentricity of rural French life is at the heart of this delightful novel.” —Library Journal
“Worth immersing yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Lansquenet’s narrow 200-year-old streets.”—The Washington Post — Nancy Robertson
“Readers familiar with the Rochers will welcome the newest installment of their story, particularly as it addresses contemporary problems in a familiar setting.”—Publishers Weekly, Pick of the Week — Publisher’s Weekly