Fresh Water For Flowers: A Novel

byValerie PerrinTranslated byHildegarde Serle

June 11, 2021|
Fresh Water For Flowers: A Novel by Valerie Perrin
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A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE AND INDIE NEXT LIST PICK A number 1 best-seller in France and in Italy, where it was dubbed Italy''s favorite lockdown novel," Fresh Water for Flowers is an intimately told story about a woman who definitely believes in happiness, despite it all. Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Her life is lived to the predictable rhythms of the often funny, always moving confidences that casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues share with her. Violette''s routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole-local police chief-who has come to scatter the ashes of his recently deceased mother on the gravesite of a complete stranger. It soon becomes clear that Julien''s inexplicable gesture is intertwined with Violette''s own complicated past. "Melancholic and yet ebullient... An appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships."- The Guardian "
Valerie Perrin was born in 1967 in Remiremont, in the Vosges Mountains, France. She grew up in Burgundy and settled in Paris in 1986. Her novel The Forgotten Sunday (2015) won the Booksellers Choice Award and the paperback edition has been long-selling best-seller since publication. Her English-language debut, Fresh Water for Flowers...
Title:Fresh Water For Flowers: A Novel
Product dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0 in
Published:June 11, 2021
Publisher:Europa Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609456764

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