Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris audiobook

Peaches for Father Francis

By Joanne Harris
Read by Rula Lenska and Gareth Armstrong

Blackstone Publishing 9780670026364

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470815875

  • ISBN: 9781470815882

  • ISBN: 9781470815905

Runtime: 13.37 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, August 2012

A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, October 2012

A BookPage Book of the Day, October 2012

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.

Can Vianne work her magic once again?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Peaches for Father Francis is nuanced in a way that only good fiction can be.” Times (London)
“Harris returns to the setting and heroine that will be familiar to readers of her bestselling Chocolat series…[A] sensitively told tale.” Publishers Weekly
“Harris’ skill at vibrantly depicting the charm and eccentricity of rural French life is at the heart of this delightful novel. Harris has used this story as a plea for tolerance and understanding, but her message is not the least pedantic. Fans of the first two books will delight in becoming reacquainted with Vianne, her dashing man, Roux, and her clever daughters.” Library Journal
“Harris’ loving attention to the details of cuisine, French and Moroccan, and the daily lives of the eccentric village characters conveys a certain charm…A breathtaking finish.” Kirkus Reviews
“Harris achieves what many lesser talents have found impossible: mesmerizing readers with a socially relevant plot, without ever becoming cliché, maudlin, or forgetting that in the end, she is not a lecturer, but a storyteller.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Joanne Harris

Author Bio: Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread Award–nominated Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, and numerous other bestselling novels. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was sixteen, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English