Five Quarters of the Orange


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'Her strongest writing yet: as tangy and sometimes bitter as Chocolat was smooth' INDEPENDENT A GRIPPING PAGE-TURNER SET IN OCCUPIED FRANCE, FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CHOCOLAT AND THE STRAWBERRY THIEF Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake - but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow, plies her culinary trade at the creperie - and lets her memory play strange games. As her nephew attempts to exploit the growing ...

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Oct 30, 2009


One of my very favorite books of all time. I couldn't agree more with this review - my sentiments exactly:

[A] full-flavored banquet that will stimulate the appetite of the weariest gourmet....Harris is an acute observer of the lush French countryside, and her descriptions of it are a delight.....This is a luscious feast of a book...." -- Clarissa Burden


Jul 25, 2008


Good plot twist. I had trouble getting past the cutsie unrealistic French names (as a French speaker and teacher).

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