Fresh Water For Flowers

byValerie PerrinTranslated byHildegarde Serle

July 17, 2020|
Fresh Water For Flowers by Valerie Perrin
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FRANCE''S # 1 BEST-SELLING FEEL-GOOD NOVEL OF THE YEAR A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE PICK A POIGNANT RUNAWAY BESTSELLER full of French charm and memorable characters, Fresh Water for Flowers is Valerie Perrin''s English debut. Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues-gravediggers, groundskeepers, and a priest-visit her to warm themselves in her lodge, where laughter, companionship, and occasional tears mix with the coffee she offers them. Her life is lived to the rhythms of their funny, moving confidences. Violette''s routine is disrupted one day by the arrival of Julien Sole-local police chief-who insists on scattering 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 difficult past. With Fresh Water for Flowers, Valerie Perrin has given readers an intimately told story that tugs on the heartstrings about a woman who believes obstinately in happiness, despite it all. A number one bestseller in France, Fresh Water for Flowers is a heartwarming and tender story that will stay will readers for years after the final page is turned. Breathtaking."- Unidivers "Thundering applause. And, believe us, the word ''thunder'' is not too strong."- La Marseillaise "
Valerie Perrin is a photographer and screenwriter who works with Claude Lelouch. Her first novel, Les Oublies du Dimanche, has won numerous prizes, including the 2016 Lire Elire and Poulet-Malassis prizes. Since graduating in French from Oxford University, translatorHildegarde Serle has worked in London as a subeditor, mainly on ...
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Title:Fresh Water For FlowersFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:400 pages, 9.1 X 6.6 X 1.64 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.1 X 6.6 X 1.64 inPublished:July 17, 2020Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1609455959

ISBN - 13:9781609455958

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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