Peaches For Monsieur Le Curé by Joanne HarrisPeaches For Monsieur Le Curé by Joanne Harris

Peaches For Monsieur Le Curé

byJoanne Harris

Paperback | April 22, 2013

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A welcome return to the village in rural France that was the setting for Joanne Harris's remarkable and much-loved number one bestseller Chocolat.
 
It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead.
 
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 village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But Vianne is completely unprepared for what she finds there. Women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the square little tower of the church of Saint-Jerôme like a piece on a chessboard -- slender, bone-white and crowned with a silver crescent moon -- a minaret.
 
Nor is it only the incomers from North Africa that have brought big changes to the community. Father Reynaud, Vianne's erstwhile adversary, is now disgraced and under threat. Could it be that Vianne is the only one who can save him?

JOANNE HARRIS is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and seven other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She plays bass guitar in a band first...
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Title:Peaches For Monsieur Le CuréFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.77 × 5.03 × 1.31 inPublished:April 22, 2013Publisher:TransworldLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0552776998

ISBN - 13:9780552776998

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooked from the Beginning! Again as in Chocolat, Vianne Rocher is the main character. She receives a letter from a dear friend who has since passed away requesting that she return to Lansquenet as she is needed there. She does return to find herself as a bridge between a touwn divided between Muslims and Catholics. Vianne regards people as people without labels as she herself has often been "labelled"; therefore, she is open, she listens and that in itself causes a stir. This novel is an open and honest portrayal of struggles within and between cultures. Truly insightful and enjoying.
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hospitality Joanne Harris: Peaches for Monsieur Le Cure. This is a story about the right to a home and the new demographics of Europe. It is also about the behaviour, duty and obligations of the hosts and the guests. You let me use your place. Do I intend to usurp it and change your life, tradition and future, or will I just settle in and be grateful to you? Vianne Rocher is coming for a visit to Lansquenet. Those who had read Chocolat know that she would be tempted to stay in the place where she had achieved so much and had a lasting influence. When she left eight years ago, her arch enemy was the local priest, Father Reynaud. But, as with everybody, he has also changed with time, and become kinder and meeker. It is he, who needs Vianne’s help the most, and this time they become friends and allies. The language is beautiful, and the book is important reading. Just one thing bothered me. I know that Rosette, the second daughter of Vianne, is full of magic, like her Mother and Grandmother, but can she deal with real life? Why is she “hooding”, instead of talking? Aren’t her parents worried, considering that she should probably attend a school in Paris?
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vianne is back! I have been looking forward to the 3rd installment of the Chocolat series, and it did not disappoint. At first I was a little surprised by the direction the story was taking, but in the end it did grip me, and I enjoyed it. Vianne & co, Cure Reynaud, Josephine, as well as the new characters were consistent, and wonderful to revisit/meet. This time around the story was more firmly anchored in time, it has become clear that it takes place today, which the other stories did not necessarily do. This story was also more of a commentary on today's social issues, and cultural clashes the French are dealing with. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Die-hard Chocolat fans will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2013-08-26

Editorial Reviews

"Vianne -- unconventional, good-hearted, slightly magical -- blows in like a refreshing breeze, forcing people to question their prejudices. A delight."—The Times "A delightful jumble of the sensuous sights, sounds and smells the author describes so well." —Glamour "Her characteristic love affair with texture, scents, smells and sounds immerses the reader in a bath of seductive imagery in a brave and grippingly confected story." —The Sunday Times