Peaches for Father Francis by Joanne Harris
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The tantalizing sequel to the blockbuster New York Times bestseller Chocolat

Even before it was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, Joanne Harris’s Chocolat entranced readers with its mix of hedonism, whimsy, and, of course, chocolate. Now, at last, Chocolat’s heroine returns to the beautiful French village of Lansquenet in another, equally beguiling tale.

When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to return to Lansquenet, where she once owned a chocolate shop and learned the meaning of home. But returning to one’s past can be a dangerous pursuit, and Vianne and her daughters find the beautiful French village changed in unexpected ways: women veiled in black, the scent of spices in the air, and—facing the church—a minaret. Most surprising of all, her old nemesis, Francis Reynaud, desperately needs her help. Can Vianne work her magic once again?
 

About Joanne Harris

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Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread Award-nominated "Chocolat" (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and eleven 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, England.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Penguin Books. 480 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eight years after the events in Harris' best-selling Chocolat (1999, etc.), her heroine is summoned back to the French village she once revitalized with confections.

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Harris returns to the setting and heroine that will be familiar to readers of her bestselling Chocolat series. Vianne Rocher is summoned back to the village of Lansquenet by a friend who is seeking to

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Vianne Rocher is summoned back to the village of Lansquenet by a friend who is seeking to smooth tensions between the Christian community and new Muslim immigrants, bringing Vianne face to face with nemesis Fr.

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A beautifully written novel, full of mystery, character growth and excitement.

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carnival colours turn in the smoke."(263) It isn’t only chocolate that flavours the novel, but also peaches, peach jam, buckwheat pancakes, and the rich aromas of middle eastern cookery: "A door led into the kitchen, from which I caught the mingled scents of anise and almond and rosewater and c...

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Fans of Joanne Harris’ Chocolat series will be pleased to find that chocolatier Vianne Rocher returns to the village of Lansquenet in Peaches for Father Francis, after receiving a letter from her recently deceased friend Armande.

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Book Reporter

Joanne Harris continues the story of Vianne Rocher, who was first seen in the delightful 1997 novel CHOCOLAT.

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Seattle PI

carnival colours turn in the smoke."(263) It isn't only chocolate that flavours the novel, but also peaches, peach jam, buckwheat pancakes, and the rich aromas of middle eastern cookery: "A door led into the kitchen, from which I caught the mingled scents of anise and almond and rosewater and c...

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With Peaches for Father Francis, Harris returns to the charming French village of Lansquenet, and of course, so do many of Chocolat’s cast of characters, including mercurial matriarch Vianne;

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